ERIC Number: ED488684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Supervision: A Guide to Instructional Leadership-2nd Edition
Burke, Peter J.; Krey, Robert D.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
The first edition of this book, titled "A Design for Instructional Supervision", provided a structural framework for an effective program of instructional supervision. The basic cognitive thrust of this second edition, "Supervision: A Guide to Instructional Leadership", remains the same as the first. What has changed is the attention to the detail surrounding the design components. References have been updated and streamlined, activities have been modified, and examples of structure have been created using the current national policy situation as a base. Philosophical and historical definitions of supervision are maintained and expanded in this edition. It will help professionals with responsibilities for instructional leadership design a supervisory program that fits a local situation by taking advantage of the foundation provided herein. Attention is given to the selection of and the interrelationships between those assumptions, principles, objectives, criteria, and procedures so that planners of supervisory programs will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to create that structure from this book. It also provides a means for schools to have a well-conceived, carefully designed, properly implemented, and continuously evaluated plan for the supervision of instruction in order to reply competently to state and federally mandated assessments for students. In addition, personal perspectives of the authors are presented in each part of the text. The book will serve as a guide and provide direction to instructional supervisors, directors of services, principals, administrators at all levels, teachers, grade level or department chairs, and others interested in the management of instruction in the school setting. Following the Preface, twenty chapters are offered in 5 parts: Part I, "Purposes of Supervision," includes the first 4 chapters. They are: (1) "Perspectives Influence Purpose"; (2) "An Action Plan for Developing a Theory of Supervision"; (3) "Improvement Goals"; and (4) "Maintenance Goals". Part II, "Patterns of Participation" contains the next 5 chapters, and they are: (5) "The Concept of Participation"; (6) "The Act of Participation"; (7) "The Structural Pattern for Supervision"; (8) "The Operational Pattern of Supervision"; and "The Allocation of Supervisory Talent". Part III, "Processes of Supervision" contains the following 5 chapters: (10) "The Characteristics of Operational Balance"; (11) "The Process of Evaluating"; (12) "The Process of Influencing"; (13) "The Process of Planning"; and (14) "The Process of Managing". Part IV, "Products of Supervision", contains the following 5 chapters: (15) "Professional Status"; (16) "Curriculum Determinations"; (17) "Instructional Effectiveness Determinations"; (18) "School-Community Responsiveness"; and (19) "Emerging Expectations". Part V contains only one chapter: (20) "A Synthesis". Appended are: (1) The Definitions of Supervision, 1642-2005; and (2) Establishing Evaluation Procedure in the School Organization Bibliography.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Supervision, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, School Community Relationship, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Curriculum Design, Program Design, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation
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