ERIC Number: ED348769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
The Relationship of Power and Involvement to Experience in Supervisory Conference: Discourse Analysis of Supervisor Style. Draft.
Findings of a study that used discourse analysis to explore the relationship of power and involvement to experience in supervisory conferences are presented in this paper. Based on Penman's (1980) content analysis scheme, conference talk between supervisors and teachers was analyzed according to manifest and latent levels of communication that indicated power and involvement. Data were derived from video and audio tapes of five teacher/supervisor conferences and interviews with participants. Findings indicate that much communication about power and involvement was implicitly rather than explicitly expressed. Patterns of teacher/supervisor interaction reflected characteristics of power and involvement, varying supervisory styles, and different patterns that were influenced by supervisor experience. Eight figures and two tables are included. (Contains 37 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).