ERIC Number: ED108376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Feasibility Study for Diagnostic Analysis of Taped Supervisory Conferences.
Seager, G. Bradley, Jr.
Following a classroom observation, an audio tape was made of a supervisory conference between the principal or other supervisor and the teacher. Two analyses of the principal's conference skills were then added to the tape together with editorial comments on the analyses, and the tape was then returned to the principal. At the time of the report, twenty-three tapes from nine principals or other supervisors had been analyzed by two of thirteen analysts. When several tapes had been analyzed for the same principal with different teachers, the investigator, the two analysts, and the principal met to discuss the value of the analyses to the principal. In each case the principal said that the analyses were very useful and that it was helpful to have the two analyses rather than one. There was no evidence in any of the tapes of conflict between the principal and the teacher. The conferences lasted between nine and thirty-five minutes, and no systematic methods of data analysis were made either by the principal or the analysts. Some principals and teachers pursued objectives in the conference that they agreed on in advance; others did not. The preliminary results of the feasibility study are encouraging, and further data are being collected and analyzed to continue the study. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization Meeting (Provincetown, Massachusetts, May 2, 1975)