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ERIC Number: EJ807003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-6
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Professional Learning Communities: Developing a School-Level Readiness Instrument
Williams, Ray; Brien, Ken; Sprague, Crista; Sullivan, Gerald
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n74 p1-17 Jun 2008
Professional learning communities have become a focus of educational reform in New Brunswick. The implementation and sustainability of this reform is dependent on shifting many of the organizational and operational characteristics of the traditional bureaucratic model into those that support a learning community approach in schools. The study examined the process for developing a school-based instrument that identifies systemic barriers that may prevent schools from becoming professional learning communities. The instrument examines culture, leadership, teaching and professional growth & development factors in an attempt to determine the readiness of a school to become a PLC.
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada