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ERIC Number: EJ1068199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Coaches Coaching Coaches
Burkins, Jan Miller; Ritchie, Scott
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v3 n1 p32-47 Sep 2007
Researchers have argued that "job-embedded" professional learning is the most valuable model for teachers (Joyce & Showers, 2002). But there is little or no corresponding literature regarding job-embedded professional learning for literacy coaches. In this paper, the authors offer an example of one such model, the Coach-to-Coach Cycle, which has proven helpful to their own professional growth and development as coaches and which may support other coaches as well. Using transcribed snippets of coach-to-coach dialogue following a coaching post-observation conference with a teacher, the authors reflect on the successes and challenges facing coaches who wish to become co-investigators with teachers into their literacy instruction.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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