Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Study of Coaching in the Context of School Wide Professional Development
by Kehn, Eric L., D.E., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016, 174; 10163301
Abstract (Summary)

What are the most effective coaching practices in the context of school-wide professional development? Teacher coaching is onsite professional development aimed at working with teachers with what they need most. Although coaching holds much promise, there is little agreement surrounding the role of the coach and what the coach should be doing in the context of school-wide professional development to make the greatest impact on teacher practices. The purpose of this study is to explore practices that contribute to a change in teacher instructional practices relating to four major components: (1) Leadership Team; (2) Whole School Coaching; (3) Group Coaching; (4) Teacher Coaching; to determine the relationship between these four components; to offer a comprehensive teacher coaching model. Due to the complex nature of change, this research is seated in the context of change variables such as environment, management, coaching styles, and change theory.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Olivier, Dianne F.
Commitee: Del Favero, Frank S., Dick, Steven, Hoffman, Sharon
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: DAI-A 78/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Teacher education
Keywords: Professional development, Teacher coaching, Teacher training
Publication Number: 10163301
ISBN: 978-1-369-17993-4
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