Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Teachers -- In-service training
The process of change in education requires effective leadership along with professional development and on-site support. Fear of change and risk-taking may result in some teachers resisting change. Literacy coaches can provide the needed follow-up training and support for professional development that assists teachers to successfully implement new strategies and methods of instruction. Michael Fullan's ideas on the change process serve as the foundation for this article. The author incorporates the perspectives of researchers and leaders in the field of change with her own experiences to discuss the importance of understanding change, the factors affecting its initiation, and the role of professional development when implementing educational change. She attempts to assist others to better understand the coaching role by sharing information about the qualities, duties, and responsibilities of a literacy coach ~long with the need for a system support system to assist coaches in their efforts.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Literacy Education
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©2003 Janet Bargmann Thompsen
Thompsen, Janet Bargmann, "The Role of the Literacy Coach: The Challenge of Change" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1626.