Families as First Teachers (FaFT) Online Coaching study
Project LeadA/Professor Jane Page
The FaFT online coaching study is a one-year project funded by the Northern Territory Government’s Department of Education to examine the impact of targeted coaching and web-based support on FaFT Family educators’ (FE’s) and Family Liaison Officers’ (FLO’s) fidelity of implementation of conversational reading teaching strategies in their daily interactions with mothers and young children attending the FaFT playgroups in 10 remote Northern Territory communities. The objectives of this study include 1) Testing the effectiveness of online coaching and web-based support on improving the quality of FaFT FE’s and FLO’s conversational reading teaching practices in daily FaFT playgroup educational programs, 2) Tracking over time the impact of coaching and web-based feedback on FE’s and FLO’s fidelity of implementation of conversational reading at FaFT and 3) Gaining FE’s and FLO’s feedback on the usefulness of online coaching and web-based support in supporting them to implement conversational reading teaching strategies with fidelity in their daily interactions with mothers and young children and supporting them to coach mothers and family members in conversational reading.
Research in Effective Education in Early Childhood Centre