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Overview

The best known book in the field, Supervision: A Redefinition is a research-based guide to the practice and philosophy of supervision. Practical applications are supported by a conception of supervision as moral agency, and the book continues to promote a redefinition of supervision from a traditional top-down hierarchy to a shared activity involving all stake-holders in the school--including teachers, administrators, and parents.

The eighth edition continues a thirty-plus year tradition of breaking new ground by reconsidering the field of supervision in response to changing school contexts, policies, and realities. The new edition shows even more clearly how the book's ideas can be used to help supervisors improve their effectiveness: practical suggestions abound.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070578913
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 352

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Sergiovanni is Lillian Radford Professor of Education and Administration in Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. He received his BS degree (1958) in elementary education from the State University of New York, Geneseo; his MA degree (1959) in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University; and his Ed.D. degree (1966), also in educational administration, from the University of Rochester. Sergiovanni also holds the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of San Diego and the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the State University of New York. From 1958 to 1964, he was an elementary school teacher and science consultant in New York state and taught in the teacher education program at the State University of New York, Buffalo. In 1966, he began nineteen years on the educational administration faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he chaired the department for seven years. At Trinity University, Sergiovanni teaches in the school leadership program and in the five-year teacher education program. He is senior fellow at the Center for Educational Leadership and the founding director of the Trinity Principals' Center. A former associate editor of Educational Administration Quarterly, he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, , Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice and Schools: Studies in Education. Among his recent books are Moral Leadership: Getting to the Heart of School Improvement (1992), Building Community in Schools (1994), Leadership for the Schoolhouse: How Is It Different? Why Is It Important? (1996), Rethinking Leadership (1999), TheLifeworld of Leadership: Creating Culture, Community, and Personal Meaning in Our Schools (2000), Leadership: What's In It For Schools (2001), Strengthening the Heartbeat: Leading and Learning Together in Schools (2005) and The Principalship: A Reflective Practice Perspective, 5E (2006)

Robert J. Starratt is Professor and Program Director in Educational Administration at the School of Education of Boston College. He received his Masters degree in Philosophy from Boston College, his Masters degree in Education from Harvard University, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Illinois, specializing in administration and curriculum theory. He has written extensively about educational leadership and the process of change. His recent books include: The Drama of Schooling/The Schooling of Drama, The Drama of Leadership, Building an Ethical School, and Transforming Educational Administration.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Perspectives for Supervision 1
1 Supervision and School Renewal 3
2 Sources of Authority for Supervisory Leadership 26
3 Supervising the Learning Community 44
4 Supervision as Moral Action 54
5 The Supervisor's Educational Platform 70
Pt. 2 Foundations for Supervision 85
6 Teaching and Learning 87
7 Supervisors Engaging Curriculum and Assessment 111
8 Developing Teacher Leadership 145
Pt. 3 Supervision, Evaluation, and Renewal 161
9 Classroom Supervision and Evaluation: Perspectives for Practice 163
10 Using Standards in Supervision 174
11 Supervision as Professional Development and Renewal 205
12 Clinical Supervision, Researching Practice, Teacher Learning 221
13 Supervisory Options for Teachers 243
14 Supervision and Summative Evaluations 275
Pt. 4 Providing Leadership 291
15 Motivation, Satisfaction, and the Teachers' Workplace 293
16 School Climate, Culture, and Change 309
17 Supervision and the Renewal of Schools 333
Index 341
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