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ERIC Number: ED480874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 72
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Expanding the Work: Year II of Collaborative Coaching and Learning in the Effective Practice Schools.
Neufeld, Barbara; Roper, Dana
This study continued the evaluation of the Collaborative Coaching and Learning (CCL) initiative in Effective Practice (EP) Schools in the Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts by examining the practices and outcomes of the second year. First year data led evaluators to conclude that the CCL model was basically sound and that it showed promise for the improvement of teaching and learning. The evaluation in the second year focused on professional development coaches and teachers do to improve the implementation of the Readers and Writers Workshop. For the evaluation, researchers observed 8 laboratory sites and interviewed 39 teachers, principals, and coaches. The findings from year 2 indicate that CCL is still seen as a valuable model of teacher professional development, a model in which teachers have the opportunity to improve their teaching by learning from and with their coach and colleague teachers. In the second year, teachers had a greater voice in determining the focus of the cycles work than they had in the first year. Teachers' ability to reflect on their own and each others work deepened. However, findings are mixed with respect to the extent to which teachers were willing to take on the responsibility for demonstrating during their cycles, and there is resistance to hosting program study in some lab sites. Many more teachers participated over all in year 2. The issues identified as important in the first year remain important in the second year. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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