Professional Learning Communities. Competency standards for school principals

Yamina Bouchamma, Marc Basque, Marc Giguère & Daniel April

Référence complète
Bouchamma, Y., Basque, M., Giguère, M., April, D. (2020).  Professional Learning Communities. Competency standards for school principals.  Québec : Presses de l'Université Laval, 300 p.


Four domains, eight professional skills and their important sub-skills, six transversal skills, and 55 key actions to acquire the expertise required to implement and supervise professional learning communities (PLCs)! This work will hopefully satisfy school leaders who ask: “How can I initiate PLCs in my school?” and “How can I ensure their growth and success?”

Supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec, Université de Moncton, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the authors of this work have pooled the findings (notably in research-action-training) of their respective projects devoted to the training of principals in the effective supervision of teacher professional development for the ultimate improvement of student achievement.

Each skill is supported by a review of scientific or professional literature and the testimonies of participating principals, as well as a list of key practices, practical exercises, and tools.