Instructional Coaches and the Dilemmas in Supporting Teachers’ Use of Learning Materials

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Research shows that instructional coaches can improve the professional development of in-service teachers (Gibbons & Cobb, 2017; Woulfin & Rigby, 2017), but in this process they also often face different dilemmas in their daily coaching practice. For example, in the form of different kinds of collegial resistance to what they do (Jacobs et al., 2017). Not so much research has been done in understanding how instructional coaches make sense of their support teachers’ selection and use of learning materials i.e. the selection and use of textbooks in different school subjects. Purpose of the presentation is therefore to discuss the question: What dilemmas do instructional coaches experience in their professional support of their colleagues’ selection and use of learning materials?
Translated title of the contributionVejledere og dilemmaer i understøttelse af læreres brug af læremidler
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • learning, educational science and teaching

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