• Corpus ID: 152503220

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work: New Insights for Improving Schools

  title={Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work: New Insights for Improving Schools},
  author={Richard Dufour and Rebecca DuFour and Robert E. Eaker},
The guide can be used by individuals, small groups, or an entire faculty to identify key points, raise questions for consideration, and identify steps that might be taken to promote the professional learning community (PLC) concept in a school or school district. The guide is arranged by chapters, enabling readers to either work their way through the entire book or focus on the specific topic that is addressed in a particular chapter. We believe this guide will prove to be a valuable asset for… 
We modify each other’s lessons: the role of literacy work circles in developing professional community
To address teacher isolation in schools, more reform leaders are finding hope in establishing professional communities as a way to promote continuous school improvement. This case study presents one
Building teacher capacity and raising reading achievement.
Our goal in this paper is to discuss two rather unsurprising notions. The first is that teacher learning impacts schooling improvement. The second is that teachers, like all other learners, need to
School-based Professional Learning Communities: Collaboration, Conversation and Innovation for Literacy Improvement
This study examined the processes by which Julian State School, located in South-East Queensland, attempted to establish and develop a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to guide its efforts in
Capacities facilitating school change involving project-based learning at the middle school level
With schools continuing to fall short of No Child Left Behind standards and with future challenges just around the corner, educators must identify and make positive changes in schools. Researchers
The Unfolding of a Professional Learning Community
This study focuses on the emergence of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in a new international school in southern China with particular emphasis on the views of participants. Using a
The Role of Principals in Professional Learning Communities
ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to identify how principals shape the adoption and implementation of professional learning communities. The study employed a sequential mixed-methods approach
"A View of Professional Learning Communities Through Three Frames: Leadership, organization, and culture"
In this discussion of professional learning communities (PLCs) in North American public schools, we examine three theoretical frames – leadership, organization, and culture. Issues related to
A situated account of teacher agency and learning: Critical reflections on Professional Learning Communities
We propose a practice-based focus for professional learning communities in schools. We start with a brief historical review of the approaches that have deemed peer collaboration as crucial for school
Leadership for Learning as an intentional, community-wide activity: the importance of developing a shared language in schools
A schoolwide language assists the mapping of subject content, supports teachers to discuss teaching and learning issues and enables a shared understanding of school leadership to emerge, so that
In praise of assessment (done right)
High-stakes testing gets a lot of criticism, for good reason. But, when done right, assessment can be a valuable tool for educators and students. Kim Marshall describes how different types of