School as Professional Learning Community
Ahmad Furqon, Aan Komariah, Djaman Satori, Asep Suryana
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
The main objective is to obtain a picture of school as professional learning community (PLC) in the effort continuous professional development (CPD). The research method used is case study. The research findings indicate that the elements of PLC forming are commitment, responsibility, usefulness, collaboration collegiality, as well as school culture and climate. Form as a group parallel teacher, formal and informal forms of activity, have coordinators, focus themes on improving the quality of learning services, teacher participation, and internal and external sources. Impacts on teachers include increased self-reflection and self-renewal capacity, understanding characteristics and developing potential, as well as improving the quality of learning services. The role of the principal on PLC are as instructional leader, motivator, and facilitator. The conclusion of the research shows that PLC is able to promote CPD which leads to improve the quality of learning service. Research recommendations are: reinforcement of PLC characteristics; improve teacher quality and quality of learning services; required integration and synergy of internal and external school resources; the principal should provide understanding to the teacher, develop the schools structural and cultural conditions, and establish cooperation with various parties, and local governments take a big role.
Topic: Administration and Management in Primary School