Garth Stahl, Erica Sharplin and Benjamin Kehrwald, Real-time coaching and pre-service teacher education

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Bakla A.

Australian Journal Of Education, vol.63, no.2, pp.261-263, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Book Review
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0004944119860599
  • Title of Journal : Australian Journal Of Education
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-263


Real-Time Coaching and Pre-Service Teacher Education is a recently published book that describes an innovative coaching model supported by technology in an English language teacher education program in South Australia. Being based on an empirical research study carried out in an underresearched area, the book is one of the rare volumes that attempts to incorporate coaching into preservice teacher education by combining theory and practice. Given that the authors support their model with references to scholarly literature and provide a thorough description of how the theory was put into practice, this work could be of considerable interest to teacher educators, mentors and trainee teachers who wish to explore a technology-enhanced, real-time coaching model with a view to its possible implementation in their own contexts. Although the teacher trainees in the study belonged to the field of English language teaching, the book discusses the issues without reference to this field, making it potentially appropriate for a larger audience interested in teacher education in general.