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ERIC Number: EJ1045774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Exploring the Role of Literacy Coaches: A Case Study of Three Schools in Ontario
Ferguson, Kristen
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v59 n4 p535-552 Win 2014
This paper explores the role of literacy coaches in Ontario schools. This case study uses qualitative research methods to provide a picture of what literacy coaching looks like in practice in three schools. The literacy coaches had three main roles: to act as school literacy organizers, literacy leaders, and to provide support to teachers and principals. Unlike the role of literacy coaches presented in the literature, the coaches in this study did not generally participate in observation and demonstration lessons and spent the majority of their coaching time performing organizational tasks. This study makes recommendations for future research and provides suggestions for school boards implementing literacy coaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada