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ERIC Number: EJ816198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Coaching as a Means for Enhancing English-Language Teachers' Professional Development: A Case Study
Li, Benjamin; Chan, Shirley
Journal of In-service Education, v33 n3 p341-358 Sep 2007
This paper describes the use of coaching as a means to enhance professional development of English-language teachers in a school involved in a partnership project in Hong Kong, which is characterised in terms of three phases. While the rationale for bringing in coaches into the school is on creating effective professional development environments for teachers--that is, providing ongoing supports and forming a community of practice focused on instructional methods, curriculum innovation, and new formats for instructional delivery--after 18 months of the partnership project it was found that the teacher/coach relationship is more complicated than expected. The paper will end with suggestions on how the three key stakeholders, namely the teachers, principal and teacher educators, can co-construct effective professional development environments. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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