What Role Does Distributed Leadership Play in Implementing Professional Learning Communities?

Nick Goos, Barbara N. Martin


This multiple case study examined three Midwestern elementary schools identified as having successfully implemented professional learning communities for many years. From the data, themes emerged indicating that there are key distributive components to successful leadership in implementation of the school improvement initiative. The findings in this study demonstrate that successful leaders create a collaborative culture, seek shared leadership and decision-making practices and have a narrow focus on student learning. Implications for principals and leadership preparatory programs are significant.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jecs.v3n2p177


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