Date of Award

Fall 12-2017

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Chair

Dr. David Lee

Committee Chair Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Member 2

Dr. Ann Blankenship

Committee Member 2 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Member 3

Dr. Myron Labat

Committee Member 3 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Member 4

Dr. Kyna Shelley

Committee Member 4 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Member 5

Dr. Richard Mohn

Committee Member 5 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Abstract

The need for high quality teachers has increased over the past years with the new mandates for college and career ready students. School administrators are providing job-embedded professional development to ensure quality teaching is taking place in classrooms. Instructional coaching is a form of job-embedded professional development that is being used to offer an opportunity with support for teachers to implement best learning practices into their classroom teaching.

This quantitative non-experimental research study used survey methodology to collect data from the two districts that participated. This study involved asking teachers to report if the relationship between the coach and the teachers align with the seven principles of the partnership approach and it asked teachers to report if teachers agree that coaches are fulfilling the common roles of instructional coaches.

The results of the study indicate that the majority of teachers reported they have a partnership with their coaches and that theses coaches are fulfilling the common roles of coaching. Although these results were positive the study revealed improvements can be made when developing the partnership principles choice, dialogue, and reflection.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-1332-2362

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