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ERIC Number: ED377969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing and Implementing a Coaching Process To Develop Supervision Skills of Lead Teachers in a School-Age Child Care Program.
Goore, Selma
This practicum designed and implemented a staff training process to help lead teachers in a school-age child care setting improve their supervisory skills and responsibilities in order to improve program practices. The coaching project covered three stages: preparation for coaching, the coaching sessions, and evaluation of the project. Lead teachers attended a series of meetings to prepare for coaching by developing coaching skills, focusing on presentation of research, demonstrating conferencing skills, and giving feedback and support. They then engaged in coaching sessions with each other at their program sites and with at least one additional teacher among their site staff. Staff members recorded evaluations of the coaching process at each session and at the conclusion of the sessions. Project evaluations indicated that the lead teachers gained an understanding of the supervisory process in a school-age child care environment and that coaching can be used successfully to produce more reflective program practices among lead teachers and site staff. (Eight appendices include a description of the lead teacher position, a summary of the pre-training interviews, coaching session data, and a schedule for implementing training of lead teachers as supervisors using coaching. Contains 35 references. (Author/AP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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