ERIC Number: ED255930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Summary of Questionnaire Results. Sub-Committee on the Status of Supervision of the CEE Commission on Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Cook, Gillian; And Others
To investigate conditions for and current practices among supervisors of English language arts, a 20-item questionnaire was mailed to 350 language arts supervisors. By the April 1, 1983, deadline date, 96 had returned completed questionnaires. Of these, 62 respondents held positions at the school district level, 29 held positions at the state or provincial level, and 5 held positions in other settings (e.g., regional, Panama Canal Zone, and Virgin Islands). Responses revealed a wide diversity in title of the position, scope of the position, number of schools in the district or state, range of responsibilities, support, and constraints. The most common titles suggested a role oriented more to people and human resources than to management and administration, particularly for district level supervisors. Among the other findings are the following: (1) the position appears to be a midmanagement staff role; (2) lack of time and money are seen as real constraints; (3) state mandates and regulations are viewed as impediments when considered in concert with union regulations and competency testing; (4) the majority of district and state supervisors have experienced an expansion of their roles and responsibilities in the past five years; and (5) district supervisors believe that the major portion of their time should be devoted to inservice and staff development. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conference on English Education, Urbana, IL. Commission on Supervision and Curriculum Development.