ERIC Number: ED026776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Supervisors and Supervision of Teachers of the Deaf.
Schmitt, Philip J.; And Others
Data from 258 supervisors of teachers of the deaf who replied to a self administered questionnaire yielded information on the nature of supervisory programs. Of 108 day supervisors (D), 23% were supervisors only while 77% were also either teachers or administrators. One-third reported three-fourths to full time devoted to supervision; one-third reported one-fourth time or less. Day supervisors were responsible for wider age ranges of children and types of teachers supervised and tended to receive better salaries. Of 150 residential supervisors (R), one-third were supervisors only, 93% worked with teachers of the deaf only, and two-thirds reported three-fourths to full time supervision. Both groups spent similar amounts of time per month with teachers; the majority had master's degrees (D-group 82%, R-group 67%); and degrees in deaf education, audiology, or speech correction were held by one-half of the D-group and one-third of the R-group. Results indicate a need for more supervisors, improvement in the quality of supervision, setting of standards for supervisory personnel, and professional consideration of these problems. (JB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Day Programs, Deafness, Exceptional Child Research, Graduate Study, Hearing Impairments, Professional Education, Residential Programs, Salaries, School Administration, Standards, Supervision, Supervisors, Teacher Supervision, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Research for Exceptional Children.