ERIC Number: ED369213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Coaching for Accomplishment. Project APIP.
Wald, Penelope J.
The concept of coaching can be operationalized to support the growth, change, and commitment of staff, families, and children participating in integrated preschool intervention programs. Coaching is a strategy for facilitating accomplishment; it is a process whereby a coach and a player work together with the intention of realizing a player's visions and goals. It is based on the assumption that accomplishments of an individual are directly correlated with an individual's perception of his or her ability to accomplish. This paper discusses: opportunities for coaching, establishing the coaching relationship, and the work of the coach. Six steps used by coaches to move the players from vision to accomplishment include: (1) listening to the problem, (2) offering alternative perspectives on the problem, (3) turning problems into projects, (4) designing a collaborative action plan, (5) coaching for accomplishment, and (6) completing the coaching relationship. Three scenarios illustrate use of the coaching approach. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Teacher Preparation and Special Education.