ERIC Number: ED326947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Logic of Confidence and the Supervision of Instruction: Perceptions and Practices of Elementary School Principals.
Keaster, Richard D.
An analysis of principals' beliefs and behaviors with regard to instructional supervision in the context of Meyer and Rowan's (1977, 1978) concept of the "logic of confidence" is presented in this report. Methodology involved interviews with and observations of 6 administrators and triangulating interviews with 12 teachers. Nine distinct analytical categories emerged, and data were compared across the six subjects within the categories. Results did not support Meyer and Rowan's hypothesis. Recent accountability measures initiated in the subjects' district had promoted close contact and monitoring of the teachers' work, and respect for the teachers and appreciation of their professionalism were attributable to that contact with the teachers in their daily instructional activities. (12 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 1990).