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Stoll, Louise; McMahon, Agnes; Thomas, Sally – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This article reports key findings from a 2-1/2-year mixed methodological study of professional learning communities, the first of its kind in England. In particular, the concept of effectiveness is explored as it relates to professional learning communities. We describe three ways in which effectiveness can be construed, arguing that any…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification, Faculty Development, Professional Development
Hipp, Kristine Kiefer; Stoll, Louise; Bolam, Ray; Wallace, Mike; McMahon, Agnes; Thomas, Sally; Huffman, Jane Bumpers – 2003
This paper briefly describes two projects--one in the United States, one in England--that studied professional learning communities (PLCs). Part I of the paper describes the two projects. The American project is called the Creating Communities of Continuous Inquiry and Improvement project. The purpose of this study was to document and examine…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation