NEVER MIND THE GAP

In the second part of our special report on coaching in education, Jason Pascoe and John Campbell propose a strategic approach to coaching in schools The Knowing-Doing Gap (Pfeffer & Sutton, 2000) is a well-established phenomenon. We usually know what we should be doing, but there is often a gap between that positive intention and the implementation phase. A range of factors can impact upon this gap – not knowing where to start; the sheer ‘busy-ness’ of life; shifting priorities… among a wide array of other potential hurdles. Similar challenges arise when school leaders begin to explore coaching in education. […]

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