ERIC Number: ED253396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Roles of the Science Supervisor by K-12 Teachers and Administrators.
Beck, Essie, Comp.; And Others
This report presents the findings of a survey designed to determine the perceived role of the K-12 science supervisor. Surveys were administered to samplings obtained at three 1978 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) area conventions (Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Milwaukee) and from individuals in selected states to ensure a valid, random, geographic sample. Participants (K-12 teachers and principals) were asked to rank the following categories in priority order as they perceived them to be most beneficial as roles of the science supervisor: instruction; curriculum; staff development; implementation; management; assessment; assignment; and transfer load. Findings are presented in seven bar graphs. In addition, comments from survey participants regarding roles believed to be helpful in increasing a science supervisor's effectiveness are included. Also included are NSTA science supervision recommendations for each of the seven areas. For example, it is recommended that supervisors assist in the development of instructional materials, assist in evaluating promising new developments in science education, develop in-service programs based on teachers' needs, initiate proposals for instructional objectives, and disseminate information related to laboratory safety. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Supervision.
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Document contains several pages of marginal legibility. Paper submitted at the NSTA Board of Directors Meeting, Supervision Committee Meeting (New York, NY, April 2, 1981).