ERIC Number: ED182865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Improving Instruction Through Supervision. E.S.E.A. Title IV-C. Final Evaluation Report.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
The purpose of this project was to help teachers improve their classroom instructional skills by providing a teacher support system based on the clinical supervision model. Participating teachers and administrators came from Region VI of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Participants received training and practice in the clinical supervision model. The project was evaluated by reviewing teacher reports of clinical supervision models, analyzing an internal evaluation instrument, and administering a survey to participating teachers. Evaluation was designed to examine the demonstration of clinical supervision skills by both 1977-79 and 1978-79 participants, the demonstration of a more positive attitude toward supervision, and the refinement of instructional materials used in the program. Findings indicated that (1) teachers trained during 1977-78 used their knowledge of clinical supervision in their own schools, (2) teachers trained during 1978-79 demonstrated knowledge of the concepts and strategies of the clinical supervision model, (3) a positive change in attitude toward supervision was reported by 94 percent of the participants, and (4) refinement of instructional materials was made. It was concluded that teachers and administrators can be trained to provide clinical supervision to fellow teachers as an alternative to but not necessarily a replacement for traditional supervision. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see ED 166 772