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Concern over the effectiveness of the teacher/coach is a relatively new phenomenon. The earlier concern about the teacher/coach was simply a side issue of the larger topic of all teacher role conflicts. Before 1977 most material on the subject of the teacher/coach was of the subjective or normative type rather than the analytical or empirical type. To that point it seemed that the subject had few interested researchers. The stimuli which seemed to move the topic off center were wide and varied: Title Nine; the economic slowdown and fewer job openings; coaches retraining existing jobs for tenure rather than job hopping for professional or coaching advancement; aging staffs with limited strength, energy and incentive for helping out beyond normal school day routine; exploding youth programs which increased participation even though school enrollments were dropping; and teacher colleges unable to attract capable students because teaching had become a less attractive career--all these happened at about the same time and seemed suddenly to establish the teacher/coach as a phenomenon worth investigating (Broderick, 1984).

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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James E. Albrecht


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