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Gaudioso, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Perceptions of School Principals on Participation in Professional Learning Communities as Job-Embedded Learning Jennifer Gaudioso Principal Professional Learning Communities (PPLCs) have emerged as a vehicle for professional development of principals, but there is little research on how principals experience PPLCs or how districts can support…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Participation, Communities of Practice
Bozzini, Michelle D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study explored how elementary school principals design, implement, and sustain high quality professional development through the use of professional learning communities (PLCs) in order to enhance teaching and learning. The researcher revealed the principal's important role in the design, implementation, and sustainability of a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Phenomenology, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Seid, Carol M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Problem: Many school districts have implemented instructional coaching as a mechanism to increase professional capacity and student learning (Bean, 2009; Ippolito, 2010; Lia, 2016; Massey, 2012; Pomerantz & Pierce, 2013; Walpole & Blamey, 2008). Instructional coaches have many roles and responsibilities (Bean, 2009; Borman, Feger, &…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Coaching (Performance), Elementary Schools, Surveys