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ERIC Number: ED371496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-9
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Professional Collaboration: Empowering School Personnel through Peer Coaching.
Anderson, Dana M.; And Others
Peer coaching, in which two teachers observe each other's classes with the objective of helping each other improve their instructional abilities, empowers teaching professionals by enabling them to develop their own criteria for evaluation of and responsibility for quality classroom performance. Peer coaching can involve collaborative, expert, or mirroring activities. Effects of coaching on the transfer of training include: more frequent practice of new strategies, more appropriate use of new strategies, long-term retention of knowledge of coached strategies, and clearer understanding of the new strategies. A study of seven practicum students examined the effectiveness of peer coaching in increasing specific teaching behaviors in a self-contained school for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities, and assessed the viability of peer coaching as a supplement to university supervision in distant field placements. In general, participants reported that peer coaching made a valuable contribution to their field experience. Attachments to the paper include steps in peer coaching, a peer coaching evaluation sheet, a questionnaire assessing teachers' perceptions about being coached, and a data collection sheet. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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