ERIC Number: ED213689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Who Said What, Did What, Where and Why? Report of an Interactional Method Designed for Reciprocal Accountability between Supervisor and Teacher.
A three-part method of teacher supervision is based on a developmental approach to early education. The method assumes that children learn by interacting with their environment and respond to the educational environment differently, according to their individual backgrounds, temperaments, and learning styles. An observational record, written by a supervisor during a classroom visit, is the first part of the method. The record focuses on child behavior within the context of a lesson or activity and is written as nearly as possible without interpretation or evaluation. The observational record is used in the second part of the method, a conference during which the observational record is co-analyzed by the supervisor and teacher. Excerpts from the record are selected by the supervisor and are studied, and suggestions evolve naturally out of the discussion. The third part is a conference summary resulting from the co-analysis of the observational record. The summary is written by the supervisor to document the insights gained from the conference and to help in planning future meetings. The method should develop the teacher's awareness for growth potential through the teaching process. It can also strengthen reciprocal accountability between the teacher and supervisor. Abbreviated samples of forms used in the method are appended. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization (Lenox, MA, May, 1981).