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Implementation and Supervision of the Professional Learning Community: Animation, Leadership and Organization of the Work

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This research, was based on a conceptual framework focusing on three main concepts: 1) shared leadership (encompassing the physical, human, and social dimensions) (Spillane et al., 2001a; 2001b); 2) instructional leadership; and 3) the professional learning community (PLC). Individual interviews were conducted with principals (P), vice principals (V-P), teachers (T) and education consultants (EC) from schools in two Canadian provinces (Québec and New Brunswick) (N = 39) to learn more regarding their practices within their respective PLCs in which they were either members or moderators. Thematic analyzes identified three major themes and sub-themes associated with each of them. Ensure 1) the physical capital 2) the human capital and 3) the social capital. Limitations and avenues for further research are discussed.

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Bouchamma, Y. , Kalule, L. , April, D. and Basque, M. (2014) Implementation and Supervision of the Professional Learning Community: Animation, Leadership and Organization of the Work. Creative Education, 5, 1479-1491. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.516165.

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