A review of research on the impact of professional learning communities on teaching practice and student learning

  title={A review of research on the impact of professional learning communities on teaching practice and student learning},
  author={Vicki Vescio and Dorene Doerre Ross and Alyson Adams},
  journal={Teaching and Teacher Education},
Abstract After an overview of the characteristics of professional learning communities (PLCs), this manuscript presents a review of 10 American studies and one English study on the impact of PLCs on teaching practices and student learning. Although, few studies move beyond self-reports of positive impact, a small number of empirical studies explore the impact on teaching practice and student learning. The collective results of these studies suggest that well-developed PLCs have positive impact… Expand
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