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ERIC Number: ED471177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-1
Pages: 12
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Peer Coaching in a Professional Development School: The Value of Learning Together as Teachers and Professors.
Horn, Suzanne E.; Dallas, Fern; Strahan, Dave
This case study chronicled ways that one Professional Development School (PDS) partnership implemented peer coaching as a vehicle for promoting collaboration in order to improve classroom instruction. In the first phase of a 4-year study, teachers, administrators, and university faculty developed procedures for creating peer coaching teams and examined the perceptions of participants as they began the process. Data collection methods included interviews with the participants at the beginning and end of the study, informal interviews, open-ended questionnaires, meeting notes, observation notes, teacher reflections, and coaching logs. These major themes dominated the research findings: collaboration, collegiality, communication, and cooperation. Teachers also expressed some concerns, mainly regarding time and scheduling issues. Implications for future research are discussed. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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