Main Article Content
The learning environment in developed countries in the 21st century has shown a change from individual orientation to community based one. However, among developing countries, the practice is still quite new. Therefore, the goal of this study was to explore the views and opinions of a successful and well respected school principal in a developed country on the practices of professional learning community. Theoretical framework by Dufour and Eaker (1998) was used as the basis of this study. The principal was interviewed to collect data to achieve the goals of the study. The interview data were analyzed using the qualitative methods that involve the organization and data reduction, construction themes, assessment data, and also make verification and conclusion. Furthermore, this study found four key elements that contributed to the effectiveness of the professional learning community practices. The elements are servant leadership, strong commitment to the schools’ achievement, the construction of community through collective and individual practice sharing. The implication of this research proves practice used in developed countries can and should be implemented into context.