Coaching and Mentoring in Teacher Education

Submission Deadline Date: 24 October 2022



The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education (IJMCE) welcomes article submissions for a Special Issue (SI) focusing on coaching and mentoring in teacher education. The SI will provide an opportunity for contributors to the 64th International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly 2022 to share their work, but the call for papers is not limited to ICET delegates. The aims of the Guest Editors are to enhance and contribute to the knowledge base for the role of coaching and mentoring in teacher education contexts throughout teachers’ career phases. Based on international interest in coaching and mentoring as a strategic response to concerns about teacher support and retention, the SI will focus on:

  • Coaching and mentoring within current national policy making contexts for teacher education in the UK and internationally;
  • Coaching and mentoring as expert professional practice that can support teacher retention;
  • Effective coaching and mentoring that can support teachers’ learning across a range of career phases; and
  • The professional learning of coaches and mentors to equip them to support teachers and leaders for their future roles.

Articles in this special issue may:

  • take the form of original research, conceptual pieces, reviews of literature, or theory-supported or evidence-based practical accounts;
  • focus on coaching and mentoring utilised within teacher education contexts across phases of teacher  development.

Authors may consider:
- how coaching and mentoring can be utilised to support teachers’ career-long professional learning 
- how coaching and mentoring are used to develop initial teacher education related to the long-term retention of new teachers
- how coaching and mentoring can be used to support early careers teachers
- how coaching and mentoring can offer support for existing and aspirational senior leaders and head teachers


List of Topic Areas

The SI aims to explore the following indicative key themes and questions. This is not an exhaustive list and papers relating to coaching and/or mentoring in teacher education that include themes which are not covered by the list would also be welcome:

  • How do coaches and mentors understand their role within teacher education contexts?
  • How is coaching and mentoring expertise developed in phases of teacher education?
  • What non-judgemental strategies do coaches and mentors deploy to support new teachers on their professional learning journey?
  • How do coaches and mentors impact on the mental health and wellbeing of teachers in a range of career phases?
  • What are the impacts of instructional coaching on Early Careers Teachers and their coaches?
  • How do coaches and mentors draw on models of coaching and mentoring to meet the needs of teachers?
  • What is the impact of coaching and mentoring on teacher retention?



Submissions Information

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Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.


Key Deadlines:

Abstracts/EOI needed by 30th June – email to Lizana Oberholzer - [email protected] 

Submissions open: 04/07/2022

Closing date for manuscripts submission: 24/10/2022     


Guest Editors:

Lizana Oberholzer, University of Wolverhampton, UK, [email protected]

Caroline Daly, IOE, University College London, UK, [email protected]