E-mentoring in physical education: A case study

Nate McCaughtry, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, Donetta Cothran, Michalis Stylianou, Ja Youn Kwon

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This chapter discusses lessons learned for e-mentoring from our study as well as the larger literature based on e-mentoring in physical education. Electronic mentoring, or e-mentoring, is a mechanism that can bridge challenges such as physical distance and incompatible schedules. Collectively, the methodologies captured a rich understanding of how e-mentoring both succeeded and failed in supporting teachers in learning the new curriculum. Initial evidence suggests that e-mentoring in physical education might improve both student teaching and new teacher experiences. Mueller. S noted that e-mentoring requires some degree of participant technological sophistication, it may be difficult to cultivate trusting bonds through solely virtual interaction, and e-correspondence can lead to misinterpretation when the common visual and auditory cues of in-person communication are absent. In response, our university partnered with the district to develop a mentoring program that paired fifteen successful Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum (EPEC) teachers with fifteen proteges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781317754282
ISBN (Print)9780415745765
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • E-mentoring
  • Electronic mentoring
  • Tele-mentoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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