TitleExecutive coaching and educational leaders
NameHenderson, Julie (author), Maher, Charles (chair), Cherniss, Cary (internal member), Graber, Jeff (internal member), Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology,
Mentoring in education--New Jersey,
School administrators--In-service training--New Jersey,
DescriptionThe practice of executive coaching has expanded over the past two decades. Business leaders from many industries have benefited from this form of professional development. The field of education, however, has not kept pace with the business world with respect to the application of executive coaching. A service similar to executive coaching in the business world is not widely available to educational leaders. Coaching and other personalized development opportunities for school leaders stand in contrast to traditional “one-shot” professional development activities such as workshops or trainings. Reviews of professional development literatures have suggested that, for leaders in education, contemporary job demands are increasingly more complex, which can tax their personal resources and limit their development through customary venues. Recent practice suggests development for school leaders is becoming more personalized, but these new opportunities can be provided in many different ways and through many different arrangements. The current exploration attempted to understand whether executive coaching may have benefits for school leaders as a professional development service. An online survey was made available to principals and supervisors in New Jersey. The educational leaders who responded appeared to welcome the prospect of a more personalized development opportunity. They believed that coaching may have value, but also expressed some logistical concerns.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Julie S. Henderson
CollectionGraduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.