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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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Ye, Wangbei – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2022
Purpose: This paper explores education group school principal's influence on professional learning community (PLC) development in China. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative comparative case studies were conducted. Findings: The findings show that principals indicated principal-level factors were their major concerns regarding PLC cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Principals, Faculty Development
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Voelkel, Robert H., Jr. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2022
Through transformational leadership (TL) principals can promote teacher professional learning communities (PLCs) and strengthen teacher collective efficacy (TCE)--both of which research has shown enhance student learning. Less well understood in the literature is how these three critical variables interact. This study aims to close this gap by…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Transformational Leadership, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Effectiveness
Palmer, Kyle – Solution Tree, 2022
Parents and guardians can be a powerful resource for teachers, but it takes skill and confidence to build partnerships, or parentships, and proactively engage in a positive way. Kyle Palmer draws from his experience as both a principal of a Model PLC at Work® school and a parent to offer practical strategies for including parents or guardians as…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Liang, Wenyan; Song, Huan; Sun, Ran – Educational Studies, 2022
Previous studies have indicated that teacher well-being (TWB) should have substantial benefits for both individuals and organisations. This study explored the relationship between the professional learning community (PLC) and TWB from the perspective of the job demands-resources (JD-R) model. Informed by self-efficacy theory, the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Well Being, Self Efficacy
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Haiyan, Qian; Allan, Walker – Professional Development in Education, 2021
School principals play a key role in the creation and nurture of school conditions conducive to Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). In China, whereas the term PLC itself is an imported concept and rarely used by school practitioners, the precept of PLCs, collaborative teacher learning activities, are firmly embedded in teachers' daily work.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Principals, Administrator Role, School Administration
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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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Brennan, Aoife; King, Fiona – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
The literature supports transformative models of professional learning and development (PLD) such as professional learning communities (PLCs). However, there is a research gap relating to PLCs for inclusive practice. This paper draws on findings from a qualitative study with 10 teachers in an urban primary school in the Republic of Ireland, who…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Riggins, Cathy; Knowles, Debbie – Education, 2020
This article contains a review of relevant research concerning the implementation and operation of a professional learning community (PLC). The term "PLC Lite" is defined as the ineffective operation of a team acting under the umbrella of a PLC. Although many schools operate under the term PLC, daily operations do not produce evidence of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Program Implementation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Responsibility
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Jafar, Mohd Fairuz; Yaakob, Mohd Faiz Mohd; Awang, Hapini; Zain, Farah Mohamad; Kasim, Marini – International Journal of Instruction, 2022
Professional Learning Community (PLC) is embedded in one of the Malaysian educational policies with the aim of improving teachers' effectiveness. However, the robust empirical evidence upon this matter is scarce, especially in terms of the relationship between school culture and PLC. Therefore, a correlational design study conducted to examine the…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Policy, Collegiality, Correlation
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Tucker, Lauren – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2022
A weekly professional learning community (PLC) was established for faculty members within a special education department for the 2020-2021 academic year. The goal of the PLC was to support the transition to online classes and to maintain the workplace community. Pre and post surveys using the Sense of Community Index-2 (Chavis et al., 2008b) and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Interprofessional Relationship, Web Based Instruction
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Huijboom, Fred; Van Meeuwen, Pierre; Rusman, Ellen; Vermeulen, Marjan – Professional Development in Education, 2021
For investigating a comprehensive PLC framework, instruments are needed that capture the multi-layered PLC characteristics and that take into account the complex influencing educational context. Such instruments are currently lacking. This study aims at describing the development and validation of two qualitative classification instruments usable…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration, Classification
Sommers, Kristen – ProQuest LLC, 2021
The implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) has led to systemwide reform within school districts and campuses regarding how campus leaders support the teachers' collaborative work and continued professional learning. Current research emphasizes the importance of campus administrators cultivating an environment where PLCs can…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Suburban Schools
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Vasinayanuwatana, Thanika; Teo, Tang Wee; Ketsing, Jeerawan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2021
This paper reports on a case study of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professional learning community (STEM PLC) that was set up to support a group of science teachers to teach STEM. Set in the context of an Islamic school in Southern Thailand, cultural sensitivity was invoked in forming the STEM PLC. The school offered a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Science Teachers, Religious Schools
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Krijnen, Eke; van Steensel, Roel; Meeuwisse, Marieke; Severiens, Sabine – School Community Journal, 2022
In the current qualitative case study, we explored a professional learning community (PLC) that aimed to include both staff members and parents, established in a primary school for a two-year period in the Netherlands. The PLC focused on building educational partnership between parents and school staff. In this study, we explored whether and how…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Parent Participation, Family School Relationship, Communities of Practice
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