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ERIC Number: ED200336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Critical Thinking Reflects (Hevra) Instruction: A Model of Supervision and Instruction Based on Reflectivity.
Spodek, Bernard; Nir-Janiv, Nechama
This paper reports on the implementation and informal evaluation of Project HEVRA--a cross-cultural inservice education program provided to supervisor/advisers of kindergarten teachers in Israel. Through inservice seminars initiated by an American consultant in conjunction with Israeli counterparts and through a series of monthly meetings, supervisor/advisers were provided with a framework for evaluating kindergarten programs. Supervisor/advisers in turn helped teachers explore their teaching practices and beliefs about these practices in small group seminars and discussions. Teachers were helped to become more reflective of their practices, to identify the theories underlying their practices and to assess the consistency of their practices with these theories. Teachers were encouraged to view kindergarten instruction as a problematic situation involving choices of alternatives, not as the implementation of a preformed, preselected program. Three HEVRA programs, formed during the period from 1977 through 1980, are described in the fourth section of the paper. Self-report evaluation data from program participants are given for each of the three programs. Favorable responses and comments suggest that the program did have an impact on how supervisor/advisers related to teachers and that the impact was in the direction intended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Habermas (Jurgen); Israel; Project HEVRA; Reflective Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).