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This resource provides principals with practical support, step-by-step plans, and hands-on strategies to lead the development of thriving professional learning communities in their schools.

The Role of the Principal in Leading Professional Learning Communities
The role of the principal in leading professional learning communities

The principal has an essential role in building a PLC in the school. Learning about the attributes of a PLC as described in Chapter 1 and making a decision to create a PLC in the school is only the first stage of the building process. The next stage of initiating the development of a PLC with staff requires careful planning and an understanding of the leadership practices that support principals in a successful implementation process.

This chapter is based on a leadership construct developed by Leithwood et al. (2006) in Chapter 2, The Nature of Successful Leadership Practices, of Successful School Leadership. These authors synthesized research from ...

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