ERIC Number: ED343893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Peer Coaching Training and Practice in New Instructional Model Schools. Final Report. Report No. 9203.
Landau, Jacqueline; And Others
The study described in this report was conducted to assess peer coaching, a technique selected by the School District of Philadelphia as a means of encouraging the professional growth and ongoing development of teachers working with limited-English-proficient students. This report is an end-of-year assessment of the status of peer coaching in 32 schools and follows up on a report entitled "An Assessment of Peer Coaching Training and Practice in New Instructional Model Schools," March 1991. The current report was designed to assess 111 teachers' responses to 3 staff development workshops which took place in spring 1991 and to assess the extent to which peer coaching is currently being implemented by teachers trained in the technique. Data were obtained through a telephone survey of 21 schools, and a follow-up to an in-depth study was conducted in 11 randomly selected schools. Schools participating in the survey reported that 16 teams were in place as of June 1991. Findings suggest that the school district has been successful in attracting a large number of teachers to peer coaching workshops. However, the number of teachers currently implementing peer coaching is relatively small. The need for greater follow-up is recommended along with encouragement of peer coaching at the individual school level. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Assessment.