ERIC Number: ED510608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
The Ecology of School-Based Coaching in the MLI Initiative
Burk, Kymyona C.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
This paper presents research findings from a four-and a-half year evaluation focusing on the Mississippi Learning Institute (MLI) collaboration of partners fostering improved literacy in Jackson Public Schools (JPS). The partners are JPS, Jackson State University (JSU), the Mississippi State Department of Education (MSDOE) and the Barksdale Foundation. The evaluation by the Academy for Educational Development (AED) concentrated on the preK-20 partnership, the implementation of research-based literacy practices, and the outcomes of these efforts in schools and the College of Education and Human Development at JSU. The MLI initiative provided professional development (PD) and coaching to teachers who worked in the MLI Academy (MLA) schools. During year 5 of the evaluation AED focused on the role of the literacy coaches. Since school-based literacy coaches were the main vehicle for professional development, AED studied coaches by conducting coach interviews and surveys and by observing coaching practices during school site visits. Coach-shadowing visits and on-line surveys were also conducted. The study findings show that MLA schools had an increased level of instructional capacity, and thus school improvement, when MLI school-based coaching was implemented.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi