Journal article

Coaching for continuous improvement in collaborative, interdisciplinary early childhood teams

Jane Page, Patricia Eadie

Australasian Journal of Early Childhood | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019


There is growing evidence that coaching early childhood educators leads to higher quality teaching practices and improved child learning outcomes. Despite this, there is a lack of Australian evidence on the impact that coaching in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams in early childhood education and care settings has on teacher effectiveness and by extension child learning. This paper will draw on data from two collaborative interdisciplinary research projects – the Victorian Advancing Early Learning Study and the Every Toddler Talking Initiative – to explore the features of coaching, collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships that support early childhood educators to engage in the p..

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