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ERIC Number: EJ1054434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Math Coaching in a Rural School: Gaining Entry: A Vital First Step
Hartman, Sara
Journal of Education, v193 n1 p57-67 2013
A growing trend across the nation, academic coaching is a popular way for schools to embed professional development within the regular school day. This article presents the findings of a yearlong qualitative case study of a rural school academic coach and her attempts to gain entry to teachers' classrooms to observe and guide their instructional practices. Gaining entry, a vital first step, influences a coach's ability to positively affect student achievement. The findings with regard to insider status, coach identity, trust, staff connections, and teacher resistance provide implications for practitioners and researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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