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ERIC Number: EJ876340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
17,000 Islands, One Goal: Indonesia Turns to Online Resources to Create a Network of School-Based Coaches
Burns, Mary
Journal of Staff Development, v31 n1 p18-23 Feb 2010
Community has taken on a new meaning for several school-based coaches spread across Indonesia. For far too long in developing countries, educators have been forced to rely on one-shot centralized professional development for teachers and those who work with them. A shortage of money, locally trained staff, and access to learning materials has made any kind of ongoing, site-based professional development impossible. To overcome such professional development constraints in Indonesia, last year Education Development Center (EDC) launched a pilot online coaching course to help Indonesian educators learn to become school-based coaches so they can then provide school-based coaching and follow-up to teachers--both firsts in Indonesia. Twenty-five participants across six Indonesian provinces were recruited by EDC to serve as school-based coaches. To help them in this endeavor, EDC provided three weeks of face-to-face instruction over the course of a year in such areas as using technology to promote learner-centered instruction, facilitation techniques, and school-based classroom observations and feedback. Coaching candidates then continued with their development as coaches in an online course. This article presents and discusses strategies that provide a foundation for online community building no matter the country or context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia