The relationship among planning activities, peer coaching skills and improved instructional effectiveness in preservice special education teachers
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This study is intended to examine the relationship between peer coaching skills and the improvement in instruction among preservice special educators. The study will examine: a) preservice teacher instructional skill before and after coaching, b) the effects of lesson planning activities by the preservice teacher on classroom instruction, and c) coaching methodologies and the use of systematic structured observation instruments during coaching. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of case studies were utilized to ascertain the effect of peer coaching and coaching on a preservice teacher's ability to plan and implement improved instruction to their students. This study is intended to assist the improvement of preservice special education teacher training by enhancing their ability to provide feedback regarding effective instructional skills to their teaching colleagues, and subsequently to improve classroom instruction.
Morton, Charles Andrew (2005). The relationship among planning activities, peer coaching skills and improved instructional effectiveness in preservice special education teachers. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from