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Ippolito, Jacy; Bean, Rita M. – Educational Leadership, 2019
To create a coaching culture, school leaders have to make it a priority and support coaching at every level, and continuously. This article offers five "dos" and four "don'ts" for school leaders on how to support coaching at their schools, highlighting topics such as professional development for coaches, scheduling time for…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Leadership Responsibility, Principals
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Kern, Diane; Bean, Rita M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
The cochairs of the International Literacy Association's 2017 Standards provide a hands-on guide to using the updated standards for middle and high school classroom teachers. The authors discuss four key notions: Disciplinary literacy instruction enhances content area learning, culturally responsive instruction is critical in our diverse society,…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Academic Standards, Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Ippolito, Jacy; Swan Dagen, Allison; Bean, Rita M. – Reading Teacher, 2021
As schools continue to focus on elementary student achievement and literacy growth, the role of the elementary school-based literacy coach is as imperative as ever. However, as a lever for reform and professional learning, the literacy coach role remains underspecified, variable, and often misunderstood in practice. This article aims to address…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Role
Dagen, Allison Swan, Ed.; Bean, Rita M., Ed. – Guilford Press, 2020
This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK-12. The distinct roles of teachers,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
Bean, Rita M.; Ippolito, Jacy; Kern, Diane; Miller, Henry – International Literacy Association, 2019
Although there may never be consensus on whether great teachers are born or made, there is more than enough evidence pointing to the latter that any discussion on excellent literacy instruction must begin with those charged with providing that instruction. How were they prepared to enter the field? What is the breadth, frequency, and quality of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Childrens Rights, Student Rights, Teacher Competencies
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Bean, Rita M.; Kern, Diane; Griffith, Robin; Lacina, Jan – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article compares the ILA 2017 Standards for preparing specialized literacy professionals with the 2010 Standards. The authors also describe levels of emphases for each specialized literacy role and implications of the new Standards for those serving in the field and for those who prepare them.
Descriptors: Literacy, Specialists, Professional Personnel, Academic Standards
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Bean, Rita M.; Dagen, Allison Swan; Ippolito, Jacy; Kern, Diane – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Elementary and secondary principals were surveyed to better understand their perceptions of the roles and impact of specialized literacy professionals (e.g., reading specialists, coaches) in their schools. A 32-question survey was completed by 103 Pennsylvania principals across elementary and secondary school contexts. Findings include distinct…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Role, Literacy
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Helfrich, Sara R.; Bean, Rita M. – Reading Horizons, 2011
A descriptive study was employed to determine differences in knowledge of literacy instruction and perceived preparedness to teach literacy between two groups of teacher candidates enrolled in two different teacher preparation programs at one university. This study investigated which components--coursework, field experience, and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Helfrich, Sara R.; Bean, Rita M. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2011
A descriptive study was employed to investigate beginning teachers' experiences with reading instruction in their teacher preparation programs and to determine what areas of need have emerged now that they are practicing teachers. Data collection instruments included a reflective survey and telephone interviews. Beginning teachers perceived…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Beginning Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bean, Rita M.; Dole, Janice A.; Nelson, Kristin L.; Belcastro, Elizabeth G.; Zigmond, Naomi – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
Although there have been any number of national reading reform efforts over the years, there is little evidence that such efforts have been sustained in schools over time. This study focused on addressing 2 questions: To what extent have Reading First schools in 2 states sustained the key elements of this reform over time? To what extent has…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Reading Programs, Educational Change, Reading Achievement
Bean, Rita M., Ed.; Dagen, Allison Swan, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2011
Bringing together leading experts, this book presents the principles of effective literacy leadership and describes proven methods for improving instruction, assessment, and schoolwide professional development. The book shows how all school staff--including reading specialists and coaches, administrators, teachers, and special educators--can play…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, Reading, Reading Programs, Second Language Learning
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Kern, Diane; Bean, Rita M.; Swan Dagen, Allison; DeVries, Beverly; Dodge, Autumn; Goatley, Virginia; Ippolito, Jacy; Perkins, J. Helen; Walker-Dalhouse, Doris – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Lead writers and co-chairs of the International Literacy Association's "Standards 2017" provide a hands on guide to using updated standards for the preparation of reading/literacy specialists. Authors share key changes in content, supporting explanations with updated references, and implications for program faculty, state policymakers,…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, Literacy, Academic Standards, Guidelines
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L'Allier, Susan; Elish-Piper, Laurie; Bean, Rita M. – Reading Teacher, 2010
Literacy coaches provide job-embedded professional development for teachers, and the number of literacy coaches in elementary schools is increasing. Although literacy coaching offers promise in terms of improving teacher practice and student achievement, guidance is needed regarding the qualifications, activities, and roles of literacy coaches.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Reading, Elementary Schools
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Ankrum, Julie W.; Bean, Rita M. – Reading Horizons, 2008
Ms. Martin (a pseudonym) is preparing to teach her new group of students this fall. This is her ninth year teaching second grade, so she knows much about the complexities she faces. The professional development focus in her district this year is differentiated reading instruction and she knows from experience that the twenty-two children who will…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Reading Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Bean, Rita M.; Draper, Jason A.; Hall, Virginia; Vandermolen, Jill; Zigmond, Naomi – Elementary School Journal, 2010
The current article investigates the work of 20 Reading First coaches to determine how coaches distribute their time and the rationale they give for their work. Teachers' responses to coaches and the relationships between what coaches do and student achievement are also analyzed. There was great variability among coaches in how they allocated…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Scoring, Reading Instruction
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