The Role of Mentoring and Coaching for Managerial Capacity Development


  • Fahriye Altinay Near East University, Nicosia, Graduate School of Educational Sciences
  • Yagis Altayli University of Kyrenia, Near East University
  • Zehra Altinay Near East University, Nicosia, Faculty of Education, Graduate School of Educational Sciences
  • Gokmen Dagli Unversity of Kyrenia, Near East University
  • Mehmet Altinay University of Kyrenia



mentoring and coaching, head teachers, novice teachers, managerial role


Mentoring and coaching plays an important in management process. Personal and professional developments require an essential for capacity development. This research focused on evaluating and analyzing mentoring and coaching applications in primary schools of Northern Cyprus. This study examines the importance of mentoring and coaching applications in order to increase managerial roles of head teachers. Complexity of being “new”, “inexperienced” or “young” can directly or indirectly affect their performances at early years of their careers. There are many methods for improving quality of this inexperienced teacher‟s teaching experiences in developed countries. One of these applications is mentoring and coaching relationship and this kind of head teacher – newly qualified teacher relationship is greatly preferred. Study sheds a light on developing, supporting, mentoring or coaching for Northern part of Cyprus teachers insufficient. Research relies on qualitative which concentrate on experiences, working styles. Qualitative data is collected from semi structured interviews and document research. Study sample is consisted from primary schools based on rural areas of Northern part of Cyprus which is based on purposive sampling. Interviews were conducted with 20 head teachers. Thematic analysis was conducted and themes that are mentoring and coaching. The research study revealed that mentoring and coaching is important, their managerial roles were developed.


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Altinay, F., Altayli, Y., Altinay, Z., Dagli, G., & Altinay, M. (2020). The Role of Mentoring and Coaching for Managerial Capacity Development. Postmodern Openings, 11(1Sup1), 01-14.



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