Coaching in Context: The Role of Relationships in the Work of Three Literacy Coaches

Nov. 01, 2014

Source: Professional Development in Education, Volume 40, Issue 5, 2014, pages 740-757

In this article, the authors analyze the daily roles of literacy coaches in three schools in one urban US school district. The authors explore how coaches’ responsibilities are shaped by the everyday realities of their school contexts.

Further, they discuss how coaches manage those realities through the relationships that they build. They found that building relationships and establishing rapport are the foremost concerns for literacy coaches in their first months on the job and continue to be central throughout their time as coaches.

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