Articles & Research
For an overview of PLCs, see What Is a “Professional Learning Community”?
Successful PLCs are committed to professional learning for continuous improvement. Here you’ll find our officially recommended readings on foundational questions and implementation issues, as well as news on successful PLC districts and schools. (Note: Articles are subject to copyright laws. Please secure the permission of the copyright owner before duplicating.)
The Principals' Partnership
Leadership 35(5), 16-19.
Issues . . . About Change 6(1), 1–8.
Educational Horizons 85(3), 168-180.
Professional Learning Communities and the Positive Effects on Student Achievement: A National Agenda for School ImprovementHughes, T., & Kritsonis, W.
The Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research
Leadership Compass 5(2), 1–3.
Promises Kept: Collective Commitments to Students Become a Catalyst for Improved Professional PracticeDuFour, R., DuFour, R., Lopez, D., & Muhammad, A.
Journal of Staff Development 27(3). 53-56.
Journal of Staff Development 23(3), 27–30.
Star News Online
Reality Check: Clarify Your Current Reality with an Audit of PLC Practices Many, T., & Ritchie, S. (2006). National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal 24(1), 21–28.
Educational Leadership 63(3), 85–87.
The Role of Leadership in Developing and Sustaining Collective Efficacy in a Professional Learning CommunityPorter, W.
University of California San Diego