ERIC Number: ED211965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Training of Administrators in the Supervision of Content Area Reading Teachers.
Laine, Chester H.
As part of the work from the Content Area Reading Project (CARP), which focuses on inservice teacher education in content area reading, this paper examines eight premises for the training of administrators in the clinical supervision of content area teachers. These premises are as follows: (1) problems in content classrooms can be resolved if teachers change their behaviors in positive ways; (2) recognition of needed change must come from within, as change cannot be imposed from without; (3) content area teachers are often unaware of many teaching and learning behaviors that occur in their classrooms; (4) increased awareness of teaching and learning behaviors in the classroom can help content teachers recognize needed changes; (5) existing teaching and learning behaviors can be revealed to content area teachers through systematic observation; (6) teachers cannot easily apply systematic observation techniques while teaching, so trained observers are needed; (7) observers must present results to teachers in such a way that the teachers accept the results as valid, internalize them, and use them to identify necessary instructional changes; and (8) teachers will accept and internalize observation results best when there is a "no threat" relationship between teachers and supervisors. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Reading Forum (2nd, Sarasota, FL, December 10-12, 1981). For related documents see CS 006 473-476.