Winning can be the most important thing to many teams and organizations, coaches and athletes, and parents and fans, but it can cause devastating problems, including psychological, social, and physical harm or injury. Meg and Dr. G discuss what defines quality in coaching and how athletes, coaches, and administrators weigh the ethical boundaries of a winning–at–all–costs attitude. Do great coaches produce winning teams or do consistent wins make coaches great? Tune into this week’s Sport Report to find out.
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Process and outcome, goals and methods--this paper by Fenstermacher and Richardson is a great, long essay on how we should define quality teaching. They want us to consider the ethics and effectiveness involved in teaching. They argue that quality teaching should consider teachers who get the job done (effectiveness) and do it the right way (ethics). The analytic skills of these top scholars is in full display in this well-argued essay.
Fenstermacher, G. D. & Richardson, V. (2005). On making determinations of quality teaching. Teachers College Record, 107(1), 186-213.
Additional work by Dr. Fenstermarcher and colleagues
Dr. G wrote a paper about winning in sport and showed the many reasons why it took hold. From the media to music to coaches themselves, we’re surrounded by what Dr. G called “the winning discourse.” Enough is enough already, let’s define quality coaching differently.
Gearity, B. T. Effective coaching: The winning discourse or educational foundations? Journal of Coaching Education, 3(1), 69-89.
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