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Brodie, Karin – Professional Development in Education, 2021
This paper investigates how teachers' professional agency afforded and constrained their decisions to participate in or withdraw from professional learning communities (PLCs). While PLCs are often thought to position teachers as agents, explicit links between teacher agency and key features of PLCs have not been explored. Data from interviews with…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Communities of Practice, Correlation, Trust (Psychology)
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Lee, Moosung; Kim, Jin Won; Mo, Youngmin; Walker, Allan David – Journal of Educational Administration, 2022
Purpose: Despite the continuous growth of empirical studies exploring professional learning communities (PLCs) across different education systems, little is known about PLC instruments developed and used in existing research. This article aims to capture a full picture of existing PLC instruments developed since 1990. In so doing, the authors also…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Brodie, Karin; Chimhande, Tinoda – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Professional learning communities can be important sites for teacher learning depending on the quality of the conversations in these communities. This paper investigates how different activities in teacher communities support different content and depth in teacher conversations, through examining the conversations of four professional learning…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Correlation, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Ismail, Kamarudin; Ishak, Rosnah; Kamaruddin, Siti Hajar – European Journal of Educational Research, 2022
Despite the ubiquity of professional learning communities (PLCs) among researchers, studies on PLCs have widely differed in terms of dimensions used to conceptualise them. Thus, the study aimed to validate the conceptual model consisting of PLCs practices. The study employed a quantitative method using a survey. Firstly, a pilot test was conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes
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Whalen, Sudie; Swain, Shannon; Fedele-McLeod, Mariann; Thacher, Marian – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
In 2016, the Office of Correctional Education in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation embarked on a process of implementing professional learning communities (PLCs) in all 35 California state prisons. The American Institutes for Research provided professional development and consulting on the PLC process. Through working to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Meesuk, Parinya; Wongrugsa, Angwara; Wangkaewhiran, Thipwimol – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2021
In Thailand, in-service teachers' professional development has been implemented through the Professional Learning Community (PLC) program for more than four years to develop teachers' sustainably. The sustainable development program has spread across the country in the Thai Teacher Council network. The research goals are as follows: (1) to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Sustainable Development, Communities of Practice, School Administration
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Gander, Michelle; McInnes, Margot – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2021
Purpose: The professional development needs of university professional staff are an under-researched area. More data were needed to understand their needs to ensure that employers invest their resources appropriately. A conceptual framework is developed for the workplace learning of career development activities using concepts of professional…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Faculty Development, Career Development, Communities of Practice
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Park, Joo-Ho; Byun, Soo-yong – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Although much literature highlights the importance of teacher expectations for students' academic success, a very small number of studies used large-scale data to examine school-level factors associated with group-level teacher expectations -- defined as expectations that teachers have for many students in their class or school, rather than for a…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Administrator Role, Correlation
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Eley, Alison – Primary Science, 2017
There are many professional development programmes on offer for primary science. The best of these involve teachers in developing practice over time, alongside engaging with theory. In this article, the author considers how working as part of a professional learning community can support a collaborative and evidence informed approach to improving…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Science Education
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Prenger, Rilana; Poortman, Cindy L.; Handelzalts, Adam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher professional learning is considered crucial for improving the quality of education. Teacher collaboration in professional learning communities can contribute to the effectiveness of professional development efforts. In the past decade, there has been a shift from within-school to between-school professional learning communities. However,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Antinluoma, Markku; Ilomäki, Liisa; Lahti-Nuuttila, Pekka; Toom, Auli – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The main objectives in building professional learning communities are to improve teachers' professionalism and well-being, and create positive impacts on student learning. It is a question of changing the school culture. The main objective of this quantitative study was to investigate the maturity level of thirteen Finnish schools as professional…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, School Culture, Institutional Characteristics
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Lu?trea, Anca; Cra?ovan, Mariana – Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
Romanian educational system is in a constant search for reform, due to one of the highest rates of students' underachievement in basic skills and lack of qualified teachers among EU member states. It is well established that professional learning communities (PLCs) can be a solution for both problems, aiming to enhance students' results by teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Goodyear, Victoria A.; Parker, Melissa; Casey, Ashley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: An extensive and international evidence base positions professional learning communities (PLCs) as an effective continued professional development (CPD) mechanism that can impact on teachers' practices and, in turn, students' learning. The landscape of teacher PLCs is continuously developing; notably through teachers' uses of social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Telecommunications
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Johnson, Christie W.; Voelkel, Robert H., Jr. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2021
Increasingly, research suggests that successful professional learning communities (PLCs) worldwide need effective principals to strengthen pedagogy and develop skills that facilitate team planning to increase student achievement. Using immersive simulations to help teachers build skills and increase self-efficacy is also supported in research. Few…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Principals, Central Office Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Gray, Julie Anne; Mitchell, Roxanne – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2021
Organizational properties of schools can explain why some schools are successful and others are not. We explored the role of enabling school structures and academic optimism, comprised of teacher trust in clients, collective efficacy, and academic emphasis, in the development of professional learning communities (PLCs). Both of our hypotheses were…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, School Effectiveness, Success, Trust (Psychology)
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