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Exploring the Implementation of A Professional Learning Communities in Malaysian’s Schools

Saad, KA and Walsh, BA and Mallaburn, A and Brundrett, M (2017) Exploring the Implementation of A Professional Learning Communities in Malaysian’s Schools. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counselling, 2 (5). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0128-164X

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Abstract

Part of the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 outlines teachers’ transformation into their profession of choice. To enable this transition, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) has been established to assist in developing high quality teachers who can achieve their full potential. One of the key elements of PLCs is peer coaching. However, even though the implementation of PLCs spans a large number of schools across the country, findings show shared values and practice dimensions contained within peer coaching as a core element only show moderate to low levels of engagement among teachers (Abdullah et al., 2014; Ismail et al., 2014). Therefore, this ongoing study will investigate whether peer coaching benefits teachers and contributes to their professional development. This mixed method approach study will consider teachers’ perspectives on peer coaching implementation, commitment and self-efficacy using questionnaires (Mowday et al, 1979; Rajab, 2013; Schwarzer et al., 1999). Teachers' observation on the implementation of peer coaching will be collected through semi-structured interviews with the teachers to explore the role of supporting the peer coaching programme in schools and to consider how the findings relate to the use of peer coaching as a PLCs strategy. This study will also explore how peer coaching is practised by secondary school

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Learning Communities,; Peer Coaching,; Commitment,; Self-efficacy,; Professional development
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education
School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: Global Academic Excellence
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Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 10:59
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7290

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