ERIC Number: ED345328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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The Kentucky Supervisor: A Self Analysis.
Simms, M. H.; And Others
Findings from a study that described the responsibilities and characteristics of Kentucky school district instructional supervisors are presented in this paper. Instructional supervisors are those district personnel who are responsible for the professional development of teachers. Questionnaires mailed to 184 Kentucky instructional supervisors produced 104 usable returns, an approximate 57 percent response rate. Among the findings found were: (1) more than half were between 40 and 50 years of age (consistent with similar studies of principals in Kentucky and Tennessee); (2) almost one-half (46.05%) were female (not consistent with similar studies of educational administrators); (3) almost all were whites with few minorities; (4) almost three-fourths were responsible for supervision from kindergarten through grade 12; (5) a mean salary of $39,673; and (6) 25% obtained their bachelor's degree from a college or university in Kentucky. Overall, supervisors reported that they had too many responsibilities within the organizational framework of the school district, but were basically satisfied with their inservice training and the current certification practices. Twenty-seven tables highlight the survey results. (15 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Educational Supervisor Association and the Kentucky Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Lexington, KY, October 30-November 1, 1989).