ERIC Number: ED374508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Developing, Measuring and Testing an Organizational Model of Instructional Supervision: Implications for Administrative Leadership.
Claudet, Joseph G.; Ellett, Chad D.
This paper presents findings of a study that developed, measured, and tested the Organizational/Supervisory (O/S) Model of Instructional Supervision. The six dimensions of the Organizational Supervisory Climate Inventory (OSCI)--organizational structure, professional autonomy, collaborative sharing, district supervisory climate, reflection, and centralization--served as independent variables. The dependent variables were three recognized indices of effectiveness--school effectiveness, organizational effectiveness, and school holding power. Methodology involved a survey of 7,358 professional staff (primarily teachers) and 452 administrators in 1 state and interviews with 2 randomly selected teachers and the principal in 20 of the schools that participated in the survey. Findings indicate that the OSCI instrument is a highly reliable and stable measure of the organizational/supervisory climate, which indicates that the relationship between school effectiveness and school climate can be conceptualized and measured multidimensionally. The O/S model shows the usefulness of subscribing to a richer view of school instructional supervision as a fundamentally organizational phenomenon. Appendices include information on the research-design process, the O/S Model of Instructional Supervision, and statistical data. Contains 29 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 University Council for Educational Administration (7th, Houston, TX, October 27-31, 1993).