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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Teachers -- In-service training

Abstract

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

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Literacy Education

First Advisor

Penny Beed

Second Advisor

Rick Traw

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Date Original

2003

Object Description

1 PDF file (26 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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