How does formal leadership influence a district content coaching program?

K-REx Repository

Show simple item record Hudson, Sarah E. 2010-05-19T14:32:01Z 2010-05-19T14:32:01Z 2010-05-19T14:32:01Z
dc.description.abstract The titles of professional books on the topic of coaching are numerous, coaching professional development offerings are widespread and schools across the country are hiring teachers to serve in coaching roles. There is great interest around the topic of coaching and much is being written about the support that is needed for coaches as well. According to professional literature the few case studies that have been done address various types of coaching in different contexts—making it impossible to draw conclusions across them. While there is an abundant amount of literature around the topics of the various coaching roles and support needed for coaching, a study of the implementation of a coaching approach and the role of leadership has not been conducted. We do not know about the range of coaching experiences, how those arrangements were enacted and the formal leadership features in these partnerships. This study provides information that addresses this gap in the literature. This qualitative study used the path-goal theory of leadership and the 21 leadership responsibilities identified by the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning as a means to examine one school district’s approach to implementing a content coaching program. Thirty-two participants including Central Office personnel, principals, and content coaches were interviewed. The themes of this study suggest that it is important to establish goals and guidelines for a coaching program as foundational pieces. From these goals and guidelines, coaching roles and responsibilities can be clearly established and outcomes measured. In addition, the study suggests key pieces of good coaching partnerships to include support in many varieties and opportunities from strong professional development specific to coaching to networking with coaches. Further, the study identifies leadership responsibilities that impact second-order change that can contribute to these coaching partnerships. Recommendations to implementing successful content coaching programs in this study are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Content Coaching and Leadership en_US
dc.title How does formal leadership influence a district content coaching program? en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US Doctor of Education en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Educational Leadership en_US
dc.description.advisor Trudy A. Salsberry en_US
dc.subject.umi Education, Administration (0514) en_US 2010 en_US May en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search K-REx

Advanced Search


My Account


Center for the

Advancement of Digital