ERIC Number: ED166772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Instruction Through Supervision. Evaluation Report 1977-78.
Contemporary Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
This evaluation report presents the accomplishments of the Improving Instruction Through Supervision Project since its implementation, with specific emphasis on 1977-78. The project was undertaken in Region VI of the District of Columbia Schools and was designed to improve the skills of administrators in supervising teachers. The program is based on the clinical supervision model that emphasizes a supportive and nonthreatening approach to supervision. Several methods of evaluation were used including examination of records, viewing of video tapes of practice, peer evaluation in conferences, a final exam for teacher participants, and a questionnaire of teacher opinion. A synthesis of these methods revealed a large number of findings concerning the program. Results indicate that the basic prerequisites for program implementation have been accomplished. All Region VI administrators and 153 Region VI teachers have been trained. The plans for each school have been formulated. All schools have moved progressively to implementation of the clinical model. Subsequent evaluations must be structured to monitor and document changes in affective behavior of school administrators and teachers and affective and cognitive behavior of students. A lengthy appendix presents measurement instruments and additional data. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Administration, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Contemporary Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.