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Coaching (and) commitment: Linking ongoing professional development, quality teaching and student outcomes

Helmer, Janet, Bartlett, Claire, Wolgemuth, Jennifer R. and Lea, Tess (2011). Coaching (and) commitment: Linking ongoing professional development, quality teaching and student outcomes. Professional Development in Education,37(2):197-211.

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Title Coaching (and) commitment: Linking ongoing professional development, quality teaching and student outcomes
Author Helmer, Janet
Bartlett, Claire
Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.
Lea, Tess
Journal Name Professional Development in Education
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1941-5257   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-79953020195
Start Page 197
End Page 211
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research EDUCATION
Abstract This research conducted in primary schools in Northern Australia evaluated the effectiveness of the web-based program ABRACADABRA (ABRA) as a tool to complement early childhood literacy instruction in an Australian and Indigenous context. A further component of this research was to monitor implementation fidelity. The ABRA training was built around professional development best practices to address the challenges of providing ongoing training in remote areas. Teachers attended a one-day workshop that trained them in the use of ABRA, and continued learning was reinforced by pairing teachers with a literacy coach. Data were gathered through an implementation fidelity measure, researcher field notes, focus groups, teacher logbooks, and the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation tool. This paper outlines challenges and successes that the researcher/coaches experienced while supporting teachers.
Keywords Coaching
Early childhood
Indigenous
Literacy
Professional development
Technology
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2010.533581   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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