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ERIC Number: ED063297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 343
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Analysis of the Role and Function of the Department Chairman in Supervising Beginning English Teachers.
Tygard, Jane Collier
This study focuses on the role of the department chairman in supervising beginning English teachers to help them develop teaching skills which will result in increasing pupil achievement in language arts within the established curriculum. A part of the study focused on the development of 11 strategies of supervision which were tested in a Pilot Program involving one department chairman, one first-year English teacher, and one class; and a Developmental Study which expanded the activities of the Pilot Program to include a larger sample. Both studies followed the experimental control group design with pretests and posttests. Analysis of the results of the Pilot Study showed that the experimental group improved significantly, whereas the control group did not. Analysis of the Developmental Study did not show the same degree of improvement in the experimental group. The results of the study imply that the strategies of supervision might be more effective if the chairmen were better prepared to implement them. The study also showed the need for further training of teachers and chairmen to enable them to more effectively meet the challenges presented in inner-city schools. (Author/DB)
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Note: Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh