ERIC Number: ED361284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-16
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The Clinical Supervision Cycle: A Component of Staff Development Programs.
Cramer, Susan R.; Koskela, Ruth A.
Findings are reported from a statewide survey of middle and junior high schools in Wisconsin. The study had two major purposes: (1) to determine the extent to which the clinical supervision cycle was a component of staff development programs; and (2) to identify characteristics of existing clinical supervision practices within staff development programs. As defined for this study, the clinical supervision cycle has three components: preconference, observation, and postconference. Of the 136 principals who responded to the survey, 84 percent indicated that they had formal staff development programs at their schools and that 39 percent of these programs included the clinical supervision cycle. Although the original concept of clinical supervision, as outlined in the literature, does not view clinical supervision as evaluation, a significant number of respondents indicated that, at their schools, clinical supervision was used for assessment and evaluation. The data also indicated that, at many schools, the clinical supervision cycle was used to assist teacher growth and development. (Contains 18 references.) (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin