The Importance of Professional Learning Communities for School Improvement


In this article, we begin with a discussion of the development and sustaining of professional learning communities. We proposed that PLCs can be an effective form of professional development for teachers. This professional development can be facilitated by the principal. The necessary cultural components for effective professional learning communities are also included. Embedded in the discussion is the role of the principal in facilitating the PLCs and facilitating the positive culture.

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Jones, L. , Stall, G. and Yarbrough, D. (2013) The Importance of Professional Learning Communities for School Improvement. Creative Education, 4, 357-361. doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.45052.

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