ERIC Number: ED213676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Improving Supervision in Teaching Using Behavior Modeling Techniques.
Cook, Paul F.; And Others
The Educational Supervision Program is designed to define the role of teacher supervisors and to identify and teach the skills needed for effective supervision. The program is based on social learning theory, which assumes that behavior change depends on the presence of three factors: (1) belief in the ability to change; (2) knowledge of probable results of a behavior; and (3) the value placed on a certain outcome. The Educational Supervision Program consists of five modules designed for training supervisors in specific skills. These skills include resolving conflicts between teachers and students, improving teacher effectiveness, effective listening, and interacting with parents. Through its focus on skill development by behavior modeling, the Educational Supervision Program helps clarify the roles of both supervisors and teachers and helps them to strengthen critical skills and develop better attitudes. The program is organized around five concepts: (1) presentation of key actions--the steps or principles involved in a specific skill; (2) modeling behavior--showing a video tape of a person using the key actions to perform a specific skill; (3) practice--training and allowing the subject to rehearse the behavior which has been modeled; (4) social reinforcement--providing positive feedback, approval or a reward when the behavior approximates the model; and (5) transfer of training--consistently applying what was learned on the job. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Houston, TX, February 17-20, 1982).