1st Edition

Mentoring and Coaching in Schools
Professional Learning through Collaborative Inquiry

ISBN 9780415563635
Published March 16, 2011 by Routledge
152 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

USD $48.95

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Book Description

Can mentoring and coaching really improve professional practice? How can research and inquiry improve mentoring and coaching practice?

Mentoring and Coaching in Schools explores the ways in which mentoring and coaching can be used as a dynamic collaborative process for effective professional learning. It demonstrates how the use of practitioner inquiry within mentoring and coaching relationships in schools results in professional learning which is both transformative and empowering for teachers.

The book sets out a new model for mentoring and coaching which is centred on a process of critical inquiry and shows teachers how they can use this model to carry out their own collaborative inquiries. Features include:

  • reflective questions, guidelines, task and templates to help collect evidence and evaluate inquiries
  • detailed case studies focusing on teachers at different stages in their career
  • practical guidance on carrying out practitioner inquiry and research
  • an analysis of learning outcomes resulting from different coaching and mentoring relationships.

This timely text will be valuable reading for coaches and mentors in secondary schools, teachers undertaking continuing professional development and students on coaching and mentoring courses.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Chapter 1. Using this book to develop professional learning through mentoring and coaching  Chapter 2. Dimensions of professional learning  Chapter 3. Mentoring and Coaching: a platform for professional learning  Chapter 4. Practitioner Inquiry for professional learning in mentoring and coaching  Chapter 5. Inquiring into the nature of mentoring and coaching through collaboration  Chapter 6. Inquiring into mentoring and coaching in a range of professional contexts  Chapter 7. Inquiring into one to one mentoring and coaching collaborations within the school context  Chapter 8. Inquiring into wider mentoring and coaching collaborations within the school context  Chapter 9. A new perspective: mentoring and coaching as collaborative professional inquiry  Bibliography

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Suzanne Burley is Academic Leader for Teacher Education and Professional Learning at London Metropolitan University.

Cathy Pomphrey was Academic Leader for Initial Teacher Education at London Metropolitan University and now works as an education consultant.