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ERIC Number: EJ883529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Reflections of Elementary School Literacy Coaches on Practice: Roles and Perspectives
Lynch, Jacqueline; Ferguson, Kristen
Canadian Journal of Education, v33 n1 p199-227 2010
In this study, we examined the perceptions of Ontario elementary (primary K-3 and junior 4-6) literacy coaches to determine their roles, beliefs, and practices. We interviewed thirteen literacy coaches working in one Ontario school board about their literacy coaching. All coaches interviewed were teachers with specialized experience working in a literacy intervention program in their school board. We identified three major topics in participants' statements: coaches' role, barriers to effective literacy coaching, and overcoming barriers. This research offers suggestions for change in practice and provides insight into the role of literacy coaching as a mode of professional development in a Canadian urban centre. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada