The examination of the effects of peer coaching on the practices of pre-service teachers

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Linda R. Britton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Kenneth Anderson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of peer coaching on the classroom practices of pre-service teachers. Participants were four teacher interns from the University of North Carolina Wilmington assigned to a high school in southeastern North Carolina. Participants learned the purpose and parameters of peer coaching by engaging in training prior to the study. Pairs of participants observed classes, collected data, and conferred with their coaching partners. Audiotaped interviews, written reflection questions, and raw data from classroom observations were collected and analyzed. These data were examined for themes relevant to training, key elements of peer coaching, and effects on practices. Analysis of the data revealed that training was adequate and peer coaching was effective in altering the practices of the pre-service teachers. Recommendations for integrating peer coaching in the curriculum and intern experience for pre-service teachers are provided.

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A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Career development, Effective teaching, Teachers--In-service training
Effective teaching
Teachers -- In-service training
Career development