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Guiding Educators to Praxis: Moving Teachers beyond Theory to Practice

Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore and report on the impact of coaching as an embedded part of professional development has on teacher learning and practice in the context of educating English Language Learners (ELLs). A close examination was made of what teachers, coaches and principals believe to be effective professional development and how the relationship between a coach and teacher affects understanding of and classroom practice with a specific population of students. The research questions were (a) How can coaching support implementation of professional development goals over traditional development activities as reported by the teacher, coach and administrator? (b) What is the relationship between the coach and teacher? (c) Ho... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Castillo, Melissa (Author) / Garcia, Eugene (Advisor) / Arias, Beatriz (Committee member) / Jimenez-Silva, Margarita (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject English as a second language / Elementary education / Coaching Teachers / Professional Development
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 148 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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