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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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PART FIVE: Coaching Specific Populations

One of the exciting things about coaching is its adaptability. It can transform itself while remaining true to its core principles. It crosses the globe and faces a spectrum of needs and circumstances.

Education and coaching would seem like a natural fit, but whereas the business environment has been enthusiastic in embracing the promise of coaching, the world of elementary and secondary education has been more resistant. Perhaps the simple imperatives of the market make outcomes in business less contested and more directly measurable. Perhaps chronic underfunding of education and the pressure of externally created initiatives set up resistance to yet another time-consuming idea. Nevertheless, coaching ...

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