ERIC Number: ED251951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
Analyzing Supervisory Conferences: Did You Hear What I Think I Said?
Toppins, Anne Davis
A modified form of Blumberg's interaction analysis is presented for supervisors to use in self-evaluation of the supervisor-teacher conferences. Supervisors tape record their conferences, then analyze and make changes in their verbal behavior where needed. The modifications make the method easier to use and interpret. Ten categories are listed in one column, grouped into supporting, asking, and telling behaviors. Examples are given in a second column, and probable impact in a third column. The categories are arranged in a continuum from indirect to direct influence and are transferred to a matrix where they are clustered by categories. The completed matrix provides valuable information about the supervisor-teacher conference and makes it easier to find out if the teachers heard what the supervisors thought they said. A table of the modified system and an example of the matrix are included in the paper. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Houston, TX, March 5-8, 1983).