Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Characteristics of Professional Learning Community of Primary Schools in Udon Thani Province
Somkid Sroinam

Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a new trend for teacher development in Thailand. In order to learn more about PLC, the purposes of this research were to study and compare the characteristics of professional learning community of primary schools in Udon Thani province perceived by school administrators and teachers classified by work experiences and school sizes. The participants consisted of 265 school administrators and 367 teachers selected by two-stage random sampling. The5-rating scale questionnaire with the reliability coefficient of 0.96 was employed for data collecting. The data we reanalyzed by using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, one-way analysis of variance and paired different test by Scheffe’ s method. The results led to understand the characteristics of professional learning community in primary schools and the research application was discussed.

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