ERIC Number: ED329516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-18
An Analysis of a Staff Development Program in Clinical Supervision and the Realities of the K-12 Instructional Setting: Evaluating Its Impact for Special Groups and the Usefulness in the Supervisory Process.
Jerich, Kenneth F.
An evaluation is presented of a clinical supervision training course, focusing on the extent to which interaction occurs between teachers and supervisors for the improvement of instruction. Clinical supervision is presented in the course as a repeating cycle of phases: preconference, lesson observation, analysis of the lesson observation, postconference, and the recycle of phases 1-4 for improvement. Definitional techniques of clinical supervision presented in the sessions include: (1) identifying the teacher's concerns about instruction; (2) translating teacher concerns into observable behaviors; (3) identifying procedures for improving the teacher's instruction; (4) assisting the teacher in setting self-improvement goals; (5) providing feedback using objective observational data; (6) eliciting teacher's inferences, opinions, and feelings; and (7) encouraging the teacher to consider alternative lesson objectives and methods. A description is given of the research design and methodology used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program, as well as an analysis of the types of impact the clinical supervision course had on 20 novice supervisors as they interacted with their clients during actual school-site and field-based teaching experiences. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).