ERIC Number: ED389701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
A Step towards Enhancing the Field of Instructional Supervision: A Modest Proposal for a New Journal.
This paper proposes that the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS) start a journal devoted to the study and practice of instructional supervision and examines the history of "The Journal of Educational Method" to support the contention that the proposed new journal could thrive. An opening section argues that the proposed journal would help to enhance the field's reputation, would enliven supervision as a field of study, and would provide an outlet for scholarship. There is a lack of journals in the field, and other related fields in education may not be able to support many more journals than they currently support. However, if supervision is broadly conceived as related to many contexts, with varied approaches, and if inclusivity is valued and encouraged, then varied outlets for dissemination and scholarship would be welcome and necessary. The section devoted to "The Journal of Educational Method" reviews the journal's history as well as the history of the organization that published it, the professional orientation of the journal, how scholars came together to start and run the journal, and organizational difficulties. This section also outlines the characteristics of this journal and presents a detailed outline for the proposed new journal and related organizational considerations. The conclusion expresses the hope that continued dialogue will eventuate in the debut and publication of a new journal devoted to instructional supervision. (Contains 26 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council of Professors of Instruction Supervision
Note: Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (University Park, PA, November 5, 1995).