How the Framing of Instructional Coaching as a Lever for Systemic or Individual Reform Influences the Enactment of Coaching

@article{Mangin2015HowTF,
  title={How the Framing of Instructional Coaching as a Lever for Systemic or Individual Reform Influences the Enactment of Coaching},
  author={Melinda M. Mangin and Kailonnie L. Dunsmore},
  journal={Educational Administration Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={51},
  pages={179 - 213}
}
Purpose: Instructional coaching is framed as both a means for systemic and individual reform. These competing conceptualizations of coaching as a mechanism for change have not been systematically examined, and therefore, we know little about how the framing of instructional coaching initiatives affects the enactment of coaching. In response to this gap in the literature, we examined one district’s efforts to use literacy coaching as a means to facilitate system-wide changes in literacy practice… 

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