This project funded by VVOB Education for Development in Brusselswith a grant of €29,658 is led by CR&DALL core member, Professor Ellen Boeren and also involves Dr Srabani Maitra, also a CR&DALL core member, and Dr Dong Nguyen, a lecturer in the School of Education. It consists of a systematic literature review on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in the Global South and addresses six research questions:
- How are PLC defined?
- How and by whom are PLC initiated?
- Are PLC effective as an instrument for PD of teachers and/or school leaders?
- Are effective PLC sustainable?
- Are PLC costly?
- What advice to VVOB (as an implementor of PLC) and policymaking can we give for each of the above questions?
The literature review will be carried out in a systematic way and will extract sources through the use of a combination of search engines such as Scopus, Google Scholar and EbscoHost. Dissemination will be undertaken through the production of a working paper, a journal article and a conference presentation.