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ERIC Number: EJ787651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Situated Identities: Power and Positioning in the Work of a Literacy Coach
Rainville, Kristin N.; Jones, Stephanie
Reading Teacher, v61 n6 p440-448 Mar 2008
A literacy coach's work is about far more than a knowledge base in how teaching and learning works in literacy classrooms. It is also about deep understandings of situational enactments and how one's position will impact what happens in a particular context. This article has significant implications for the preparation and ongoing professional development opportunities for literacy coaches that includes work around issues of power and positioning and begins to support coaches in learning to "read" situations to help them to be responsive in the way they position themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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