ERIC Number: ED319724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-18
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Toward Collegial Inquiry: Is There More to Clinical Supervision Than the Improvement of Practice?
Coe, David E.
Written from the perspective of a participant, that is, the classroom teacher as novice supervisor, this paper presents, in case study form, a description of two cycles of clinical supervision involving teaching peers in an elementary school. The purposes of the paper are twofold. First, the paper explores, through illustrations from the case study, a number of themes germane to the doing of clinical supervision. Second, the paper demonstrates that there is more to clinical supervision than instrumental effectiveness. The improvement of practice, often espoused in the literature as the aim of any clinical supervision situation, becomes subordinate to unintended, yet ever developing and important outcomes, namely, a deeper mutual respect among participants and the enhanced self-understanding that is promoted by such a collaborative working relationship. Viewing clinical supervision as an instance of collaborative action research provides for the implications of collegial inquiry in a clinical supervision context to be more fully explored. (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 (Boston, MA, April 17-20, 1990).