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A Practical Guide to Mentoring, Coaching and Peer-networking : Teacher Professional Development in Schools and Colleges - Sir Geoff Hampton

A Practical Guide to Mentoring, Coaching and Peer-networking

Teacher Professional Development in Schools and Colleges

Paperback Published: 15th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415317788
Number Of Pages: 137

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Written for staff in schools and colleges, this book offers the challenge and support necessary to understand, analyze and adopt coaching, mentoring and peer-networking mechanisms as an essential part of the development of professional learning within an organisation. Drawing on the new national strategy for professional development, it emphasises the importance of learning with and from other colleagues, helping your organisation to become a professional learning community and supporting the drive to raise standards and attainment.

Organised into nine distinct but interrelated chapters, this is an invaluable sourcebook of practical information for in-service training. It contains a range of stimulating activities which engage the reader and encourages reflection on:

* the nature and importance of professional development in schools and colleges
* the potential benefits and difficulties associated with coaching, mentoring and peer-networking
* factors essential to the successful establishment and management of coaching and mentoring programmes
* team leadership and leadership coaching
* the role of the coach, mentor and networker with respect to the creation of professional learning communities.

'This book is founded in real experience, and filled with insights that are of direct benefit to everyone who has some responsibility for helping experienced teachers (and college lecturers) to develop further.' - Times Education Supplement

Effective Professional Development: The Internal and External Environment
Coaching, Mentoring and Peer-networking: Changing Practice and Raising Standards
Developing Coaching, Mentoring and Peer-networking in Your Own Organisation: Needs Analysis to Best Practice
Adult Learning and Reflective Practice: Supporting Professional Learning
The Key Role of the Team Leader: Developing Skills and Managing the Process
Leadership Coaching: Developing the Profession by Collaboration
Raising Performance and Embedding Changes: Modelling the Standards and Assessing Impact
Overcoming Barriers: Leadership and Management Issues in Coaching, Mentoring and Peer-networking
Towards a Professional Learning Community: A New Strategy for Professional Development
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ISBN: 9780415317788
ISBN-10: 0415317789
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 137
Published: 15th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.55 x 17.7  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1