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ERIC Number: ED211506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Supervisory Behavior Resulting from Training in Clinical Supervision.
Thorlacius, Jon
This study examined changes in behavior as a result of intensive workshop activity that trained supervisors to apply clinical supervision skills in their supervision of student teachers. Workshops in clinical supervision attempt to foster a "freeing," less "direct" approach in supervisory behavior by establishing a collegial rather than hierarchical atmosphere during conferences. In this study, the supervisors were classroom teachers working with student teachers from a local university. Conferences between the supervising teachers and the student teachers were videotaped, and the behaviors of both participants were coded according to categories identified by the Supervisor-Teacher Analogous Categories Systems (STACS): (1) behaves in a supportive manner; (2) accepts or uses the other's ideas; (3) solicits information; (4) solicits opinion or suggestion; (5) provides solicited information; (6) provides solicited opinion or suggestion; (7) provides unsolicited information; (8) provides unsolicited opinion or suggestion; (9) behaves in a nonsupportive manner; (10) is silent or confused. Comparisons of supervisory behaviors before and after the workshop indicated that highly significant changes occurred in a majority of the categories. Changes were in the direction predicted by the use of the clinical supervision model, in that supportive behavior increased in both supervisors and student teachers. (Author/FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lethbridge Univ. (Alberta).
Identifiers: Clinical Supervision
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April, 1980).