ERIC Number: ED476637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Classroom Coaching: An Emerging Method of Professional Development.
Becker, Joanne Rossi
This project investigated the efficacy of classroom coaching in improving instruction in elementary mathematics classrooms. The coaches involved in this study were participants in a professional development program. The program includes three major aspects: (1) an intensive 3-week summer institute focusing on mathematics content, pedagogical content knowledge, and leadership skills; (2) summer lab schools for children organized and run by participants who provide professional development for team teachers who teach the classes; and (3) comprehensive follow-up activities including workshops with leading national and international mathematics educators. This report documents how coaches worked, how they interpreted their roles, and how they affected the teachers with whom they worked. (KHR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (23rd, Snowbird, Utah, October 18-21, 2001). p751-60. For full proceedings, see SE 065 231.