ERIC Number: ED278159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Techniques in the Clinical Supervision of Teachers: Preservice and Inservice Applications. Second Edition.
Acheson, Keith A.; Gall, Meredith Damien
Building principals, school district personnel, and teacher educators in colleges and universities may be required to do teacher supervision as part of their duties. This textbook is designed to help professional educators become skilled in clinical supervision processes. The book is divided into five units. Unit I provides background necessary for understanding supervision techniques; three chapters explore basic characteristics of clinical supervision, effective teaching criteria, and the relationship between clinical supervision and teacher evaluation. Unit II discusses goal setting for a series of observations and planning for individual observations. Units III and IV describe specific techniques for collecting observation data and conducting feedback conferences. Techniques covered include selective verbatim (a written transcript of everything said); observational records based on seating charts; wide-lens methods based on supervision, effective teaching criteria, and anecdotal records, video, and audio recordings; and checklists and timeline coding. Unit V speculates about the future roles of principals and teachers as instructional leaders. While this textbook provides techniques for effective teacher supervision, beginning supervisors will need at least 20 hours of practice to develop newly acquired skills. Included are student exercises, solutions, and a subject index. (MLH)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Leadership, Staff Development, Supervision, Supervisors, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Supervision
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clinical Supervision
Note: For earlier edition (1980), see ED 199 913.