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Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work

Author: Richard DuFour, Michael Fullan

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT0447

ISBN: 9781760010447

No of Pages: 98

Publish date: 21/10/2013

Price: $17.95


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:

  • How to make PLCs an ongoing endeavour rather than a program to be implemented

  • How PLCs function as a crucial piece within whole-system reform

  • How to achieve coherence and clarity schoolwide

  • How to approach systemic PLC transformation – from the top down of the bottom up?

  • How to lead a PLC in a simultaneously loose and tight way

  • How to sustain systemic PLCS

  • How to recognise the warning signs when a PLC is faltering