Coaching and Mentoring: a review of literature as it relates to teacher professional development
Smith, R & Lynch, D 2014, 'Coaching and Mentoring: a review of literature as it relates to teacher professional development', International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, vol. 1, no.4.
In recent years, mentoring has become a feature of the business world. It is used in the induction of new staff into the culture of the organization, to improve communication between different levels of management, and to encourage access for traditionally excluded groups from senior management positions. The interest in other professions such as Medicine, Nursing, and Education has followed. In this paper we review coaching and mentoring literature to provide an insight into its potential for the professional development of teachers.