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Coaching and mentoring : a critical text

Author: Simon Western
Publisher: London : Sage, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Coaching claims to liberate creativity but can also entrap us by individualising social experience. This book brings a critical perspective on coaching and mentoring, challenging normative assumptions and narratives, and proposing a more ethical and emancipatory approach.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Western, Simon.
Coaching and mentoring.
London : Sage, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Western
ISBN: 1446264610 9781446264614 9781446251577 1446251578
OCLC Number: 839389082
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Scoping the field with a critical lens. A Critical Theory Approach To Coaching --
Scoping The Field : Definitions and Divergence of Practice --
pt. 2. From friendship to coaching : a brief genealogy of coachin --
Introduction --
Pre-modernity : Helping Relationships --
Modernity : Experts, Tools And Technology --
Post-Modernity : Coaching Hybridity Conclusion --
pt. 3. The dominant discourses of coaching --
Introduction --
The Soul Guide Discourse : A Mirror to the Soul --
The Psy Expert Discourse : Coaching the Outward Self --
The Managerial Discourse : Coaching the Role Self --
The Network Coach Discourse : Influencing the Network --
Discourse Mapping : Coaching Across and Between Discourses --
pt. 4. The future of coaching. Developing Coaching Theory --
Creating a New Coaching Meta-Theory : The Micro-practices and the Macro-social of Coaching --
Coaching Formation : Coach Education And Pedagogies.
Responsibility: by Simon Western.

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A fresh and critical perspective on coaching and mentoring challenges commonly held assumptions about the field.  Read more...

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'Explaining that he will use `coaching' to mean mentoring also, the author sets out his aims as being to account for how coaching has emerged, to develop a meta-theory, offer `frames of thinking' Read more...

 
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