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1. Olsen, Julie. The Influence Of Instructional Coaches On Special Educators’ Skills And Effectiveness.

Degree: Doctor of Education (EdD), Educational Leadership, 2017, University of New England

Instructional coaching has been a practice in public schools since the early 1990’s and began in the area of reading coaching. While coaching has expanded nationally to include other content areas over the years, there is little information regarding the use of Instructional Coaches who are experts in the field of special education. This qualitative study, grounded in Vygotsky’s (1934) sociocultural theory of human learning and Jim Knight’s (2007) partnership theory, examines the ways in which Instructional Coaches influence special educators’ skills/effectiveness and the experiences special educators have with coaching models in a K-8 public school district. Thirteen special educators participated in focus groups and individual one-to-one interviews to gather data. Results indicate that Instructional Coaches increase the amount of time special educators are able to work directly with students, increase the time they are able to plan and prepare lessons, and increase collaboration amongst many stakeholders. Instructional Coaches also assist special educators with legally sensitive case management responsibilities, allowing participants to feel less distracted by case management duties. Staff did not feel Instructional Coaches modeled lessons on various teaching techniques but rather assisted them with the nuanced work of special education and collaboration/consultation with team members. All thirteen staff had negative feelings about returning to work as a special educator in a setting where an Instructional Coach is not present. Positive relationship qualities emerged as critical for an Instructional Coach to demonstrate in order that an effective working partnership evolve between the coach and the person being coached. Advisors/Committee Members: Michelle Collay, Andrew Ross, Kathryn Hawes.

Subjects/Keywords: Educational Leadership; Educational Methods; Special Education Administration; Special Education and Teaching

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APA (6th Edition):

Olsen, J. (2017). The Influence Of Instructional Coaches On Special Educators’ Skills And Effectiveness. (Thesis). University of New England. Retrieved from http://dune.une.edu/theses/130

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Olsen, Julie. “The Influence Of Instructional Coaches On Special Educators’ Skills And Effectiveness.” 2017. Thesis, University of New England. Accessed February 22, 2019. http://dune.une.edu/theses/130.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Olsen, Julie. “The Influence Of Instructional Coaches On Special Educators’ Skills And Effectiveness.” 2017. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Olsen J. The Influence Of Instructional Coaches On Special Educators’ Skills And Effectiveness. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of New England; 2017. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: http://dune.une.edu/theses/130.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Olsen J. The Influence Of Instructional Coaches On Special Educators’ Skills And Effectiveness. [Thesis]. University of New England; 2017. Available from: http://dune.une.edu/theses/130

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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