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ERIC Number: ED285255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching of Supervision.
Pavan, Barbara N.
To gain perspective on the future preparation of supervisors, the Council of Professors of Instruction Supervision (COPIS) membership was surveyed concerning topics currently included in introductory supervision courses. The survey form included a list of possible topics, with space for additions, and asked each professor to indicate how many sessions out of the typical 15 would be spent on each topic. This paper presents the results of the survey mailed to 62 COPIS members. Responses were recieved from 34 members, for a return rate of 55 percent. For tallying perposes, respondents were divided into two groups: an administration group of 15, whose departments contained only administration and supervision, and a group of 19, whose departments either did not contain administration or contained all 4 areas (administration, curriculum, instruction, and supervision). The resulting list of topics comprised 12 items, incorporating the topics and subtopics added by respondents. The administration group spent more time on teacher evaluation, staff development, and personnel functions, whereas the curriculum and instruction group emphasized classroom supervision rationale and models, program management, leadership and change, and clarifying supervision and spent slightly more time than administration respondents on teaching models and observation and data analysis techniques. Causes and implications of these differences are briefly discussed. Included are a list of course topics and a survey tally sheet. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A