ERIC Number: ED332279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Current Supervisory and Evaluation Practices: Paradoxes and Deficiencies.
Anderson, Stephen A.
Principals' supervisory and evaluation practices are assessed in this study. Mailed questionnaires to all K-12 principals in a county within the Detroit metropolitan area yielded an overall 94 percent response rate. Principals were asked for numbers of total faculty, faculty observed, minutes of observation, types of data used to make judgments, types of observation instruments used, the purpose of observations, criteria used, types of decisions based on the data, and whether job descriptions were available. Findings indicate that supervisory deficiencies exist in job description, validity, and reliability, while at the same time principals express desire for teacher improvement. A paradox for principals is the discrepancy between accountability obligations, time, and teacher improvement. A list of guiding questions is offered for board of education members. Seven statistical tables are presented. (23 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan (Detroit Metropolitan Area)