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ERIC Number: ED549103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 334
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-4894-4
Perceptions and Meanings Constructed by Participants in a Four-Year Instructional Coaching Project
Perry Hummons, Monica
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Ashland University
This qualitative study was conducted in the Midwestern U.S. It explored the stories of 27 educators who participated in a four-year instructional coaching project in a large urban school district. Subjects shared their perceptions of and meanings they constructed as a result of their experiences in the coaching project through participation in a series of focus group discussions or by individual interviews. The subjects also put forward nearly 100 recommendations for the success of future coaching projects. The findings included 12 themes that emerged regarding (a) the meanings coaches constructed as a result of their experience in the Perry Coaching Project, (b) coaches' definitions of a case of coaching success, (c) the importance of context on the project's success, and (d) coaches' recommendations for the success of future coaching projects. The coaches recounted their experiences chronologically across the four-year implementation. In spite of the many challenges they faced across the years, the strong majority of coaches believed that their participation was worthwhile and meaningful, and that the potential of coaching to bring about change in teachers' instructional practices was strong. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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