ERIC Number: ED183516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Clinical Supervisor as Stranger. A Critical Look at Clinical Supervision. Curriculum, Media & Instruction Occasional Paper No. 14.
Rothe, J. Peter
The appropriateness of the supervisory model used in consulting is considered. Consulting as an activity is a social relationship between the "consultant" (faculty staff) and the "consultee" (teacher). Often the consultant employs the same verbal strategies used by a teacher's supervisors. The difficulties this creates in the personal interaction between the consultant and the teacher are discussed. Evaluation of a teacher's performance is implied by the presence of a consultant in the classroom, thus establishing a superior-inferior relationship. This produces a natural defensiveness and apprehension on the part of the teacher. Suggestions are made for changing attitudes in order to overcome these difficulties. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Faculty of Education.