ERIC Number: ED433339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Supervision That Improves Teaching: Strategies and Techniques.
Sullivan, Susan; Glanz, Jeffrey
This book offers a plan for improved classroom practice through the supervisory process. It includes hands-on practices for developing a personalized supervision strategy, research-based and empirically tested strategies, field-tested tools and techniques for qualitative and quantitative observation, a comprehensive resource of traditional and alternative supervisory structures, and reproducible summary sheets, observation cards, and crib cards. Chapter 1, "The Changing Context of Supervision," provides a historical and theoretical framework for supervision. Chapter 2, "Three Interpersonal Approaches to Supervision," offers basic interpersonal tools for initiating and providing feedback on classroom observations. Chapter 3, "Observation Tools and Techniques," reviews 14 classroom observation tools and techniques in a way that allows readers to practice them in the college classroom and on site. Chapter 4, "An Introduction to Clinical Supervision," integrates the previously learned observation tools and techniques and feedback approaches into the clinical supervision cycle framework. Chapter 5, "Alternative Approaches: Case Studies and Implementation Guidelines," presents six alternative approaches to supervision along with authentic case studies. Chapter 6, "Supervision to Improve Classroom Instruction: Next Steps," encourages readers to create their own personal supervisory platform and offers a guide to facilitate the development of a collaborative site vision and plan for supervision. Included are guidelines for discussion exercises and observation practice sheets. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Higher Education, Leaders, Supervisors, Supervisory Training, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Supervision, Teachers, Teaching Skills
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 805-499-5323; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Foreword by Karen Osterman.