The Role of Reflective Thought in Teacher Decision Making
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Examines the experience of four elementary level classroom teachers and one coach as they engaged in a year-long literacy coaching program. Analysis of coach/teacher interactions highlights the role of reflective thought in teacher learning and positions reflective thought as a foundational premise of teacher learning. In addition, as a result of the discovery process inherent in the grounded theory design, finds that teachers' goal setting influenced movement along a gradual release of responsibility (GRR) continuum of adult learning.
May, Patricia Jane, "Literacy Coaching" (2010). Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview. 34.
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