ERIC Number: ED307718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
The Moral Side of Supervision.
Lipton, Laura; Starratt, Robert J.
Students' decisions are influenced by the moral climate of their school. Changing social, economical, and traditional family structures have contributed to an upheaval of moral foundations. As a result, schools are becoming a critical arena for students to develop into morally responsible adults. Consequently, the moral growth of teachers is an important concern, as the levels of their cognitive, conceptual, and ego development have a direct relationship with student behavior and performance. Supervisors play an important role in promoting the growth of adults in the school. Those supervisors who do not manipulate teachers, who accept responsibility for their mistakes, and who display authenticity and candor are the most successful at generating trust among their staff. This trust is essential when defining the moral dimensions of the supervisional relationships between faculty and staff--relationships that are a concern for the moral development of the entire school community. A list of references is provided. (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).