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ERIC Number: ED242076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between Teachers' Perceptions of Supervisory Behaviors and Their Attitudes toward the Supervisory Conference Following Classroom Observation.
Blackbourn, Richard
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between teachers' perceptions of instructional evaluations by principals and their attitudes toward the supervisory conference. It also sought to determine whether teachers' attitudes are affected by six different variables: race, age, sex, years of teaching, level of assignment, and level of certification. The study was conducted in a large urban school system in the Southeast during 1982 to 1983. The Post-Evaluative Conference Rating Scale (PECRS) and the Supervisory Behavior Description Questionnaire (SBDQ) were used. In looking at teachers' perceptions of supervisors, attitudes toward the principal, and teachers' attitudes toward the conference, the study found that collaborative behavior produced a positive correlation while directive behavior yielded a negative correlation. In reviewing the influence of the six variables, only level of assignment was found to be significant: it produced a negative simple correlation. The author states a need for future studies on additional predictor variables. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A