Distributed leadership and professional learning communities

Hudson, Peter B. & Hudson, Sue M. (2011) Distributed leadership and professional learning communities. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 6(2), pp. 1-17.

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This paper focuses on understanding distributed leadership and professional learning communities (PLCs). Through an Australian Government grant, the Teacher Education Done Differently (TEDD) project, data were analysed from 25 school executives about distributed leadership as a potential for influencing educational change through forums such as PLCs. Findings will be discussed in relation to: (1) Understanding the nature of a PLC, (2) Leadership within PLCs, (3) Advancing PLCs, and (4) PLCs as forums for capacity building a profession. A cyclic model for facilitating PLCs is presented, where information such as issues and problems are brought to the collective, discussed and analysed openly to provide further feedback. There are implications for leaders to up-skill staff on distributed leadership practices and further research required to determine which practices facilitate successful PLCs.

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ID Code: 47236
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Leadership, Professional learning, Distributed leadership, Learning communities, HERN
ISSN: 1833-4482
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA Ltd.)
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2011 22:46
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 11:46

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