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Dong Nguyen; Ellen Boeren; Srabani Maitra; Sofie Cabus – Professional Development in Education, 2024
This article presents a review of 70 empirical articles focussing on professional learning communities (PLCs) for teachers in the Global South. The review highlights an upward trend in the quantity of the publications on PLCs from 2010 onwards. The evidence suggests that PLCs could be initiated as a result of a mandate, a project of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice
Therese P. Sterling – ProQuest LLC, 2024
Effective, engaging teacher collaboration contributes to continuous school improvement and overall student success. This formative, internal program evaluation used a combination of objectives-based and improvement-focused models to determine what worked well in mandated PLCs at MHS, what aspects of these PLCs needed improvement, and what…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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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
Martina Graciela Douglas – ProQuest LLC, 2024
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide the best setting for building collective teacher efficacy (CTE). CTE has been identified as having the highest positive effect on student achievement. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore perceptions of teachers and administrators regarding the effectiveness of PLCs for building…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Christopher Hudson – Journal of Education, 2024
This paper focuses on the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in schools, which are communities of educators tasked with improving student learning outcomes. The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, the paper explores the central tenets of an effective PLC and contributes a definition of the concept to address much of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Collaboration
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Beddoes, Zack; Prusak, Keven; Barney, David; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are becoming increasingly commonplace in America's schools. As part of the school community, physical educators are positioned to add and receive value within PLCs. Given that school-based PLCs are driven by collaborative teams, reaching high performing status requires external supportive school structures…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Physical Education Teachers
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Lokman Mohd Tahir; Ahmad Marzuki Mohammed; Mohammed Borhandden Musah; Ani Suryani Mohammad; Mohd Fadzli Ali – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2024
This study investigates teachers' perceptions on PLC implementation within religious-based secondary schools in the context of Malaysia. Using a pragmatic mixed-method approach, quantitative data were obtained from 610 teachers about principals' implementation and support for PLC implementation. Then, 16 senior teachers who have successfully…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Religious Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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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
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Al Mahdi, Osama; de Munnik, Marloes; Meinen, Luke; Green, Marissa – ECNU Review of Education, 2023
This study explores features of professional learning community (PLC) models in the educational contexts in Bahrain and Oman. Findings based on the case studies of PLCs in two private schools in Bahrain and Oman, and theoretical input from international PLC literature has implications for policy and practice. Study recommends promoting PLC…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Private Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Zack E. Beddoes; Debra S. Sazama – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2024
Purpose: To investigate school principals' perceptions and applications of professional learning communities (PLCs) and how they interpret the roles of physical educators within these structures. Method: This study was conceptualized as an exploratory interview study. Eight elementary and two secondary school principals across four districts…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Physical Education
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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
Stephanie Annette Sandwell – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This study was designed to explore the impact of professional development in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) of secondary mathematics teachers using The DuFour PLC model in one Southeast Texas School District. Descriptive statistics were compiled based on survey data from 19 participants. Internal consistency reliability was analyzed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Communities of Practice, School Districts, Faculty Development
Corina Cato – ProQuest LLC, 2024
The purpose of this qualitative, descriptive study is to understand how teachers describe their experiences of safety, love/belonging, and esteem within PLCs (professional learning communities) in regard to teacher retention in a K-8 charter school in Nevada. It was unknown how K-8 charter school teachers describe their experience of safety,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence
McGarrigle, Janet M. – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Explicit instruction in the academic language of disciplines is considered a major component of effective literacy development for adolescents (National Governors Association, 2010) and has become one of the standards in all disciplines. States have mandated that schools adopt teacher evaluation models and professional learning community (PLCs)…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Academic Language, Vocabulary Development
Pitner, Katherine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are gaining more popularity in education, as a result, professional learning centered around adoption of PLCs is abundant. The aim of this research project is to gain a deeper understanding of how teachers' perceptions of professional learning influence their willingness to implement a school initiative,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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