ERIC Number: ED427435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Supervisory Behaviors That Reflect Reality: A Diversified Supervision Model.
Uzat, Rodney R. J.
This paper clarifies exactly what "culture" and "change" mean to the educational system and why these terms are so important to the health, survival, and instructional improvement of educational organizations. Educational leaders must accept the fact that crafting a change-friendly, change-embracing organizational culture for continuous improvement is not only a matter of "soul craft," but also a matter of financial craft. The paper presents aspects of the culture of schools, providing overviews of studies that have examined the climate of corporations. Aspects of change are also discussed, along with what strategies must be employed for an organization to remain viable. The paper describes the interaction of culture, change, and schools and presents an instructional supervision model. The final section provides the eight stages of a diversified supervision process and what is involved in implementing this program and in reaping the benefits of a school's productive energies. (Contains 14 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (27th, New Orleans, LA, November 4-6, 1998).