The success of professional learning communities (PLC) is often defined by an organization's ability to collaborate effectively in a supportive, self-created community. A PLC has the potential to engage professionals in a social setting where learning is made public and professionals are able to interact, test their ideas, challenge their inferences and interpretations, and process new information together.
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Commonly Used Authors and Texts
- NEW! The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work by Richard DuFour, Rebecca Dufour (2012)
- Leading Professional Learning Communities: Voices from Research and Practice by Shirley Hord & William Sommers (2008)
- Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work by Richard Dufour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker and Thomas Many (2006)
- Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work: New Insights for Improving Schools by Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Rebeccae DuFour (2008)