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ERIC Number: EJ1158317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Examining Teachers' Attitudes and Experiences with Coaching to Inform Research-Based Practice: An Iterative Developmental Design Study
Shernoff, Elisa S.; Lekwa, Adam J.; Reddy, Linda A.; Coccaro, Candace
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v27 n4 p459-485 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine teachers' attitudes and experiences with coaching. This study was conducted in advance of a planned randomized controlled trial of a coaching intervention to better align the model with teachers' needs and goals. Thirty-four K-5 general (n = 26), special education (n = 6), and educational support staff (n = 2) working in two high-poverty schools participated in focus groups. Interrater reliability between independent coders was high (? = 0.92; range: 0.76-1.0). Thematic analyses identified facilitators and barriers to teacher participation in the planned intervention and were used to improve upon the existing coaching model. Themes focused on advantages and disadvantages to coaching and characteristics of effective coaches and coaching models. Implications of findings for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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