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Effects of Professional Development on Preschool Teacher's Instructional Behaviours During Storybook Reading

Title: The Effects of Professional Development on Preschool Teacher's Instructional Behaviours During Storybook Reading.
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Name(s): Dennis, Lindsay, author
Horn, Eva M., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Early literacy skill development at the preschool level is critical for later success in learning to read and other reading-related activities. Professional development (PD), specifically coaching via performance feedback delivered through email, may provide a viable alternative to other types of trainings (e.g. workshops) that are often ineffective. This study investigated the impact of PD on the instructional behaviours of teachers of children between the ages of three and five, as well as the subsequent impact on children's level and complexity of engagement during book reading sessions. A single-case multiple baseline design was applied across three teachers and six children in two preschool classrooms. Results of the study indicate that PD produced change in teacher's behaviours, specifically, their increased implementation of specific evidence-based storybook reading strategies following intervention. Child level behaviours were not significantly changed as a result of the intervention. Implications for the results are provided for implementation of PD in early childhood settings.
Identifier: FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0016 (IID), 10.1080/03004430.2013.853055 (DOI)
Keywords: professional development, preschool, coaching, performance feedback, early literacy
Note: This article was originally published online (31 Oct, 2013) by Taylor and Francis available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2013.853055'>http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2013.853055">http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2013.853055
Citation: Dennis, L., & Horn, E. (2014). The effects of professional development on preschool teachers' instructional behaviours during storybook reading. Early Child Development and Care, 184(8), 1160-1177. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2013.853055
Subject(s): Education
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2013.853055
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0016
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Early Child Development and Care.
Issue: 8, 184

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Dennis, L., & Horn, E. M. (2013). The Effects of Professional Development on Preschool Teacher's Instructional Behaviours During Storybook Reading. Early Child Development And Care. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2013.853055