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Shand, Robert; Batts, Jacqui – Journal of Education Human Resources, 2023
Collaboration among teachers is an important vehicle for teacher development, shared leadership, improving student achievement, building school culture, and attracting and retaining effective teachers. However, if professional collaborative environments are not truly diverse and inclusive or marginalize individual teachers or groups of teachers…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inclusion, Diversity (Faculty), Racism
Christine N. Wilson – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The purpose of this mixed-methods phenomenological study was to investigate the relationship between professional learning community (PLC) implementation and teachers' perceptions of engagement, professional collaboration, professional growth, and ultimately collective teacher efficacy. This research study collected data from elementary school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Relationship
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Aminath Adhala Rasheed; Ahmad Albattat; S. M. Ferdous Azam – International Journal of Educational Management, 2024
Purpose: Virtual professional learning communities provide digital platforms for teachers across the globe to join learning networks and engage in continuous and unrestricted learning. This study aimed to explore the impact of contextual factors on establishing virtual professional learning communities in Maldivian schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice
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Shengnan Liu; Philip Hallinger – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2024
Prior research has established principal leadership as a key factor in enhancing professional learning communities. However, researchers are only beginning to make progress in identifying the means and 'paths' through which school leaders contribute to professional learning communities. This study tested a multilevel, moderated mediation model of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Instructional Leadership, School Culture
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Visal Moosa; Sallimah Salleh; Lukman Hamid – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2024
Implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) has become common place in schools across the globe. Perhaps, the prevailing definitions and operationalization of PLCs could explain the disparities in how they are executed in various contexts. By investigating a selection of recent studies, this review of literature aims to analyse how…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Definitions, Questionnaires, Program Implementation
Carey, Christopher J. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Professional learning communities (PLCs) serve as a mechanism for schools and districts to promote teacher collaboration, collective inquiry, and a context to focus on student-centered learning processes. The study examined the perceptions of certificated staff and administrators pertaining to this practice. Three research questions guided this…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Administrators, Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Verdi, Brian – Music Educators Journal, 2022
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are a prominent form of high-quality professional development (PD) that can provide opportunities for teachers to collaborate, share teaching strategies, reflect on teaching practices, and create mutually supportive and collegial teaching environments. PLCs hold much promise as a PD model for music…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Educational Improvement
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Filiz Gülhan – Science Insights Education Frontiers, 2024
STEAM education puts professional learning communities on the agenda by requiring teacher collaboration along with disciplinary integrity. In this study, a professional learning community in STEAM education was investigated by observing 49 teachers from different disciplines working in different districts during 16 weeks of interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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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)
Dion Dolton Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The proposed qualitative year-long descriptive study explored how high school teachers who participated in a Professional Learning Community had their school leadership aspirations impacted while serving in the New York City Public School System. Currently, the system has a dire need to fill school and district instructional, supervisory, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, High School Teachers
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He, Ye; Ouyang, Qiuyu; Zhang, Hanxuan – Educational Research and Development Journal, 2022
To support the increasing numbers of Chinese language programs in the United States, there is a need to recruit and support highly qualified teachers. In this study, we described an online professional learning community (PLC) among a small group of Kindergarten Chinese teachers. All the teachers were visiting teachers with prior teaching…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Communities of Practice, Chinese
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Yung-Ju Chen; Xiuye Xie – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2024
This article aims to explain how social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter can be useful setting for effective professional learning communities (PLCs) for physical educators. It also pinpoints the opportunities and challenges of using social media for PLCs and provides recommendations for physical educators and physical education teacher…
Descriptors: Social Media, Physical Education Teachers, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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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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Fangzhou Jin; Zicong Song; Wai Ming Cheung; Chin-Hsi Lin; Tiruo Liu – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2024
Background Study: Previous systematic reviews concluded that online professional-learning communities (OPLCs) have positive effects on teachers' development, but explored neither the technological affordances that make this possible nor the potential negative impacts of technology use in OPLCs. Objectives: The aim of this study is to…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Uses in Education
Julie Case – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Professional learning communities (PLCs) have become common in many educational settings. A collaborative team (CT) is one component of a PLC. The purpose of this action research study was to examine the impact of a professional development innovation, Project Collaboration, which included a set of on-demand support modules for CTs to support…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, School Districts, Educational Innovation
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