ERIC Number: ED530326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-13
Reference Count: 4
One Conversation: Exploring the Role of Culture in Coaching
Anderson, Clavis B.
Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse
This brief is one coach's perspective on the ways that culture and race may impact how we engage other professionals in the roles as literacy coaches and at the same time, explore how cultural sensitivity may increase the capacity for fundamental change in the schools we serve. It is written in response to the many conversations the author has had with African-American colleagues who grapple with issues of race and culture as they work in their various schools and districts. It is not meant to be a "how-to" guide, but more of a tool that can be used to open dialogue on what Roland S. Barth calls a "non-discussable" (Barth, 2005).
Descriptors: Educational Change, Coaching (Performance), Role Perception, Literacy, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Racial Differences, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict, Culture Conflict, Social Psychology, Change Strategies
Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse. National Council of Teachers of English 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801. Tel: 877-369-6283; Tel: 217-328-3870; Fax: 217-328-9645; Web site: http://www.literacycoachingonline.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse (LCC)