ERIC Number: EJ1019569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Literacy Coaching in Wyoming Secondary Schools: A Situational Analysis of Roles in Context
Rush, Leslie S.
Journal of Literacy Research, v45 n3 p267-294 Sep 2013
In 2006, The Wyoming state legislature allocated monies to fund Instructional Facilitators (IFs) in schools around the state. This interview study, developed through situational analysis, explores the roles and responsibilities of IFs in Wyoming secondary schools, and the contextual factors of those schools that impact the work of IFs, particularly those whose work is focused on literacy coaching. Findings from the study include descriptions of common work roles, individual coaching with teachers, providing staff development to groups of teachers, and collection, analysis, management, and interpretation of data. Contextual issues of teacher enrollment and embeddedness in school professional development structure are also presented as of great importance to IFs, and recommendations for IFs' work in schools, as well as for future research are presented.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Facilitators (Individuals), Role, Context Effect, Faculty Development, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Responsibility, Communities of Practice, Science Education, Physical Education, Data Analysis, Work Environment, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming