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Cronin, Sue – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to consider the practices and experiences of the new school-based mentors for Early Career Teachers (ECT's), emerging from the UK Government's new early career framework (ECF) policy (DfE, 2019a). The paper uses Lipsky's (2010) framing of professionals as "street level bureaucrats" to consider the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Mentors, Novices
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Daly, Caroline; Glegg, Polly; Stiasny, Beth; Hardman, Mark; Taylor, Becky; Pillinger, Claire; Gandolfi, Haira – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: The paper provides analysis of the use of instructional coaching (IC) as a prevalent trend supporting new teachers in the English system and aims to inform ongoing policy development and implementation. The qualitative study examines mentors' conceptualisations and enactment of the role of instructional coach and the readiness of mentors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Role
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Lofthouse, Rachel M.; Rose, Anthea; Whiteside, Ruth – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2022
Purpose: The research demonstrates the role of activity systems based in Cultural Historical Activity Theory as a means of analysing characteristics and efficacy of specific provisions of coaching in education. Design/methodology/approach: Three examples of coaching in education were selected, involving 51 schools in England. The three examples…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Social Theories, Cultural Context, History
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Hollweck, Trista; Lofthouse, Rachel M. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2021
Purpose: The research examines how contextual coaching (Gorrell and Hoover, 2009; Valentine, 2019) can act as a lever to build collaborative professionalism (Hargreaves and O'Connor, 2018) and lead to school improvement. Design/methodology/approach: The multi-case study (Stake, 2013) draws on two bespoke examples of contextual coaching in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Coaching (Performance), Professionalism