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Supporting National Board Candidates via Cognitive Coaching Conversations and Communities of Practice

Abstract ABSTRACT There are currently 82,369 teachers nationwide who are National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). In Arizona the number of NBCTs is 678. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect cognitive coaching conversations and participation in a community of practice had on National Board candidates' self-efficacy and their understanding of the National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). A mixed methods research approach was used to collect data including: surveys, interviews, researcher observations, and cognitive coaching transcripts. I conducted a case study of five National Board candidates at my school. Drawing on the social cognitive theory, this study was framed by the construct of self-efficacy. Through t... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Robinson, Jennifer M. (Author) / Beardsley, Audrey (Advisor) / Serafini, Frank (Committee member) / Surbeck, Elaine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Teacher Education / Cognitive Coaching / Communities of Practice / National Board Certification
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 160 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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