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ERIC Number: EJ929312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Early Childhood Literacy Coaches' Role Perceptions and Recommendations for Change
Kissel, Brian; Mraz, Maryann; Algozzine, Bob; Stover, Katie
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v25 n3 p288-303 2011
In recent years, literacy coaches have emerged as an integral part of a school's literacy team. Although current research on literacy coaching examines the work of coaches at the elementary and middle/secondary school levels, little research exists on the roles and perspectives of early childhood literacy coaches. This study sought to fill that gap by examining the current priorities of 20 early childhood literacy coaches and their recommendations for enhancing their roles as literacy coaches. We found that early childhood literacy coaches identified serving as content expert, promoter of self-reflection, and professional development facilitator as high priorities for their current work. They identified facilitator of the school-wide literacy community as a low priority. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A