ERIC Number: ED282326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May-31
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Effects of Supervisors' Intervention on Teachers' Classroom Management Performance.
Grimmett, Peter P.; Crehan, E. Patricia
The research on supervision and school effectiveness suggests that principals acting as supervisors of instruction make a difference in teacher performance and pupil learning. This study investigated whether effective clinical supervision requires supervisors who practice certain strategies and procedures as they dialogue with supervisees, or whether the mere acquisition by supervisors and/or supervisees of research-verified knowledge about classroom management is sufficient to bring about an improvement in classroom teaching. Two sets of data were collected from 15 randomly selected dyads composed of a principal and a teacher, one set before and one set after a school improvement workshop. Utilized were four study groups: (1) principals but not teachers participating in workshops (4 dyads), (2) principals and teachers participating (4 dyads), (3) teachers but not principals participating (3 dyads), and (4) neither principals nor teachers participating (4 dyads). Findings indicate that supervision may be more effective when both principals and teachers are provided with the same research-based knowledge about classroom management, and that principal-led supervision may not be the most useful approach to improving classroom management. Conceptual levels and various demographic variables are also considered in relation to supervision in classroom teaching performance. Included are 58 references, 8 tables, and 2 appendices. (WTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 31-June 3, 1987).