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ERIC Number: EJ893306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Mathematics Coaching: A New Kind of Professional Development
Obara, Samuel
Teacher Development, v14 n2 p241-251 May 2010
While millions of dollars are spent on traditional professional development each year in the USA, some school districts are trying other means to increase students' test scores. One strategy is hiring mathematics coaches as on-site professional developers. Whereas mathematics coaching is a newly investigated research area and many issues still need to be addressed as schools and school districts implement coaching programs, coaching gives hope to school districts that have struggled with traditional professional development programs. This paper reviews the existing literature on mathematics coaching, focusing on coaches, their work, their preparation, the conditions needed for an effective coaching program, and the impact of coaching in US schools.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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