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ERIC Number: ED480875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Pages: 52
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Off to a Good Start: Year I of Collaborative Coaching and Learning in the Effective Practice Schools.
Neufeld, Barbara; Roper, Dana
The Effective Practice (EP) schools are 26 Boston Public Schools (Massachusetts) that have demonstrated high levels of implementation of some of the essentials of whole-school improvement. In 2001-2002, these schools took on the implementation of Collaborative Coaching and Learning (CCL), a new coaching strategy for professional development. The coaching model involves teachers working in small groups with a coach over a 6-week period. Data were collected through the observation of seven CCL sessions, interviews with principals, teachers, and coaches involved in CCL at four EP schools, and interviews with the designers of CCL. Findings show that CCL was a success in its first year. The model was determined to be basically sound. Findings show that CCL requires local adaptation, and that this can be a source of strength. The participation of teachers and principals was essential to the first year success of CCL. Some improvements to the coaching plan, especially in the definition of roles and strengthening of teacher participation, are suggested. An appendix describes the CCL model. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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