In Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work™, two of North America’s most prominent educational thinkers team up to take professional learning communities to the next level. Richard DuFour and Michael Fullan recast the PLC process from just another positive innovation for individual schools to the central instrument for changing the culture of the education system: district-, state- and nationwide. When the PLC process drives an entire system, the people within the organisation develop a sense of identity that goes beyond their own classroom or office. They identify in significant ways with the larger system, which unleashes the energy of mutual allegiance and competition for the common good.
It is time for PLCs to go big. DuFour and Fullan present a roadmap for this journey to system-wide implementation. They show school leaders: