The effects of cognitive coaching on initially licensed teachers

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Karen Baker (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Scott Imig

Abstract: This study looks at the effects of cognitive coaching (CC) on Initially Licensed Teachers (ILT). Specifically the study examines if CC increases an ILTs level of self-efficacy and if it increases a teacher’s intentions to remain in the field of education. Using Bandura’s 30-item “Teacher Self Efficacy Scale” ILTs rated their perceived self-efficacy. The ILTs also completed a Teacher Intentions Survey. The mentors completed an assessment to measure their current knowledge of cognitive coaching which was compared to the ILTs level of selfefficacy. Lack of valid data made it impossible to compare mentor knowledge and ILT intentions to stay in the field. However, a relationship was found between the ILTs level of self-efficacy and the mentor’s knowledge. A follow-up focus group was held to further understand ILTs opinions of the cognitive coaching process and induction program. Analysis revealed several themes from the focus group dialogue. These themes indicate that teachers value the actual cognitive coaching process, but teachers hold many concerns about the time, effort, and relevance of mandated meetings and paperwork.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Learning strategies, Teachers--In-service training--United States
Subjects
Teachers -- In-service training -- United States
Learning strategies