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ERIC Number: EJ974944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4476
Middle Grades Literacy Coaching from the Coach's Perspective
Smith, Antony T.
RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, v35 n5 2012
This qualitative case study investigated middle grades literacy coaches' perspectives on their efforts to facilitate teacher change and impact classroom practice. Data were collected from three coaches as they worked with a variety of teachers in middle school settings, using field observation and interviews with coaches, teachers, and principals. Results suggest literacy coaches perceive the potential to effect positive teacher change but that they acknowledge challenges in building relationships with teachers, working within complex school structures to find time to do coaching work, and reaching across subject areas to facilitate teacher discussions of literacy instruction and student learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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