ERIC Number: EJ1082658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Revisiting the Roles of Literacy Coaches: Does Reality Match Research?
Hathaway, Jennifer I.; Martin, Christie Sullivan; Mraz, Maryann
Reading Psychology, v37 n2 p230-256 2016
This study surveyed 104 school-based elementary literacy coaches to explore their perceptions of their roles as coaches. These perceptions were then examined relative to the Standards for Reading Professionals-Revised 2010, developed by the International Reading Association. Overall, coaches reported the majority of the tasks they carried out as coaches were tasks they believed should be part of the role of a coach. They most highly valued tasks that allowed them to interact with and support teachers, ultimately leading to improved student achievement. Coaches also indicated a lack of clarity about their role in supporting the standards related to diversity.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary Schools, Literacy Education, Academic Standards, Role, Role Perception, Reading Instruction, Specialists, Teaching Experience, Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Elementary Education
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