ERIC Number: ED310108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Supervision, Supervisor Flexibility, and the Postobservation Conference.
Gordon, Stephen P.
This study investigated the flexibility of 16 supervisors in implementing a developmental approach to supervisor-supervisee interaction during the postobservation conference. Specific objectives included determining: (1) if supervisors' diagnoses of supervisees' conceptual levels (CL) agreed with the Paragraph Completion Method (PCM) measurement of teachers' CL; (2) if supervisors could effectively implement an informational directive approach with one teacher, a collaborative approach with a second teacher, and an actively nondirective approach with a third teacher; (3) the extent to which supervisors' approaches matched PCM-based prescriptions for supervisory approach; (4) supervisor valuation of informational directive supervision, and developmental supervision in general; and (5) supervisee valuation of the three supervisory approaches. Supervisors revealed positive valuations of all three supervisory approaches and developmental supervision in general. The supervisors valued approaches matched to supervisees' PCM-measured CL somewhat more than unmatched approaches. Supervisees' valuations agreed with those of the supervisors. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).