The Relationship between Organizational Readiness to Change and Professional Learning Community (PLC) Practices in Kelantan Residential School
Zalina Zakaria1, Siti Noor Ismail2
1Zalina Zakaria*, School of Education and Modern Languages (SEML), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.
2Siti Noor Ismail, School of Education and Modern Languages (SEML), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on February 06, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on February 08, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 15, 2020. | PP: 73-77 | Volume-4 Issue-6, February 2020 | Retrieval Number: F0611024620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.F0611.024620
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Abstract: The study investigated the relationship between organizational readiness to change and the level of professional learning community in Kelantan Residential Schools. A total of 371 teachers representing 15 schools had participated in the study. Random sampling is used to select respondents. The organizational readiness instrument is used to measure the organizational readiness level (Shea, 2014, while the Professional Learning Communities- Revised instrument (Oliver & Hipp, 2010) was used to measure the practices of the PLC. The finding showed a moderately high, positive correlation and significant relationship between organizational readiness and PLC. The result of the study suggested that a readiness to change in an organization positively and significantly affected the PLC implementation. Consequently, organizational readiness to change was found to affect the commitment to change significantly. This research is essential for organizational change management to plan and implement PLC more effectively. The implication of the study was further discussed
Keywords: Organizational change readiness, professional learning community, readiness to change