ERIC Number: ED307253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Issues in Instructional Supervision: The Lead Teacher vs. the Supervisor.
Lindle, Jane C.
Excellence in teaching, the reform reports tell us, depends at least partially on "professionalizing" teaching. The "new" positions of master or lead teacher are proposed as a method of improving the status of our best teachers and placing them in positions to mentor other teachers. Are these new positions any different than the "old" positions of supervisors, "head" teachers, or principals? In addition, don't these same reports demand a return to or more "instructional leadership" from these old actors in education? Can both recommendations be served? This paper examines the history of instructional support personnel and their future roles given the clamor over the need for changing the role of teachers and for improving instructional leadership. Beyond the review of the literature, areas of research are delineated for identifying what has worked and is salvageable from the relationships and conceptualizations of the profession of teaching and the support of instruction. Sixty-five references are cited in the bibliography. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).