Supervision of Instruction: A Development Approach / Edition 3

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Renowned for its clarity and practicality, this is the book that redefined the field of instructional supervision. Now it is available in a revised and updated edition. Additionally, the author is one of the most well-known educators in America today. This book assists the reader in understanding and using various approaches for enhancing individual teacher and staff productivity. It draws examples from research on successful schools, teacher and adult development, and supervisory practice. MAREKT: Teachers and school administrators.
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A textbook for graduate students in education supervision courses describing the full range of skills, techniques, and tasks of supervisors. First published in 1985 and previously revised in 1990. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Emphasizing democratic decision-making, this graduate-level textbook takes a broad field approach to the multiple skills, techniques, and tasks of educational supervision. Chapters can also be useful in planning and implementing direct assistance to teachers, staff development, and program evaluation. Following introductory material, sections cover knowledge, interpersonal skills, technical skills, tasks of supervision, and the function of supervision. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205163892
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480

Table of Contents

1 Supervision for Successful Schools 3
2 The Norm: Why Schools Are as They Are 15
3 The Exception: What Schools Can Be 34
4 Adult and Teacher Development within the Context of the School: Clues for Supervisory Practice 50
5 Reflections on Schools, Teaching, and Supervision 90
6 Supervisory Behavior Continuum: Know Thyself 119
7 Developmental Supervision: An Introduction 133
8 Directive Control Behaviors 143
9 Directive Informational Behaviors 155
10 Collaborative Behaviors 165
11 Nondirective Behaviors 178
12 Developmental Supervision: Theory and Practice 192
13 Assessing and Planning Skills 213
14 Observing Skills 242
15 Research and Evaluation Skills 267
16 Direct Assistance to Teachers 297
17 Group Development 323
18 Professional Development 346
19 Curriculum Development 380
20 Action Research: The School as the Center of Inquiry 407
21 Supervision, Change, and School Success 435
22 Super-Vision for Democratic Education: Returning to Our Core 449
App. A What Is Your Educational Philosophy? 460
App. B Skill Practices Using Directive Control, Directive Informational, Collaborative, and Nondirective Approaches 465
App. C Assessing School-Based Supervisory Practices for Promoting Instructional Improvement 472
Name Index 475
Subject Index 483
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