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ERIC Number: EJ876230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Research on Peer Coaching in Preservice Teacher Education--A Review of Literature
Lu, Hsiu-Lien
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n4 p748-753 May 2010
This study reviewed eight studies selected from the ERIC and Education Complete databases covering the years 1997 through 2007. The goals of this study were to identify similarities and differences of peer coaching and to examine its feasibility and challenges in preservice teacher education. The four similarities among the studies identified are (i) study participants, (ii) coaching relationships, (iii) coaching duration, and (iv) coaching strategies. The differences identified were in relation to the following four areas: (i) the purposes of peer coaching, (ii) the nature of the field-based experiences of the programmes, (iii) the training for peer coaching, and (iv) the effects of peer coaching. Peer coaching appears to possess unique advantages and have much value for preservice teacher education. How barriers to the comprehensive recognition of peer coaching could be eliminated in preservice teacher education is also discussed.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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