ERIC Number: ED312764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Principals' Supervisory Behavior and School Climate.
Kennebrew, Johnny L.; Sistrunk, Walter E.
Successful building-level instructional supervision requires a physical, intellectual, and psychological environment where optimal teaching and learning can occur. While supervisory activities may open the lines of communication between the principal and the teacher, these communication lines may be affected by the perceptions that teachers have of the school climate. In an investigation of the the correlation between Mississippi secondary teachers' perceptions of the principals' supervisory behaviors and their perceptions of the school climate, 240 English, science, mathematics, and social studies teachers completed Supervisory Behavior Description Questionnaires (form 1) and School Climate Surveys (form A). The results generally showed that the administrative aspects of the school climate were negatively correlated with directive supervisory practices in the areas of curriculum development, staff development, instructional organization, and program evaluation. Additionally, these four areas were negatively correlated with nondirective administration-related behaviors. A positive correlation, however, did exist between these areas and the perceived collaborative supervisory behaviors of school leaders. (6 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi