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How to improve teaching practice?: an experimental comparison of centralized training and in-classroom coaching

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-12T12:22:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-12T12:22:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13555
dc.description.abstract We experimentally compare two modes of in-service professional development for South African public primary school teachers. In both modes teachers received the same learning materials and daily lesson plans, aligned to the official literacy curriculum. Pupils exposed to two years of the program improved their reading proficiency by 0.12 standard deviations if their teachers received centralized Training, compared to 0.24 if their teachers received in-class Coaching. Classroom observations reveal that teachers were more likely to split pupils into smaller reading groups, which enabled individualized attention and more opportunities to practice reading. Results vary by class size and baseline pupil reading proficiency. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TEACHING en
dc.subject TRAINING en
dc.title How to improve teaching practice?: an experimental comparison of centralized training and in-classroom coaching en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume November en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Human Resources en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10743 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9768 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cilliers, J., Fleisch, B., Prinsloo, C. & Taylor, S. (2018) How to improve teaching practice?: an experimental comparison of centralized training and in-classroom coaching. <i>Journal of Human Resources</i>. November:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cilliers, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Fleisch, B. en
dc.contributor.author3 Prinsloo, C. en
dc.contributor.author4 Taylor, S. en


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