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ERIC Number: EJ797195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
A Model for Increasing Reform Implementation and Teacher Efficacy: Teacher Peer Coaching in Grades 3 and 6 Mathematics
Bruce, Catherine D.; Ross, John A.
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n2 p346-370 2008
This study examined the effects of peer coaching on mathematics teaching practices and teacher beliefs about their capacity to have an impact on student learning. Twelve teachers in grades 3 and 6 participated in a brief but intensive professional development program over six months. The program focused on effective mathematics teaching strategies and peer coaching opportunities. Data sources included classroom observations, teacher self-assessments, interviews, and field notes. Data were analysed using a two-level qualitative coding strategy with multiple interpreters. Findings showed that teachers implemented key strategies for effective mathematics teaching, especially in facilitating student interaction and improving the quality of tasks assigned. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 4 notes.) [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A