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ERIC Number: ED500779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-29
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
On Vulnerability and Transformative Leadership: An Imperative for Leaders of Supervision
Glanz, Jeffrey
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS) (Athens, GA, Oct 29, 2005)
Supervision as a field, in the main, remains susceptible and thus vulnerable to various forces, ideological and otherwise, that constrain its ability to play a significant role in instructional improvement and thus in educational leadership. Adherence to inspectional and fault finding supervision under the guise of standards-based and other practices has serious consequences for the improvement of teaching and student achievement. Unless those of us who are committed to the study of supervision in higher education, as well as school administrators and other practitioners who supervise teachers, are ready, willing, and able to assert responsibilities for best practice in supervision through transformational leadership the educational landscape will remain in its transitory and vulnerable state, inconsequential at best, destructive at worst. Relying on the social and educational critiques of Robert Goldhammer and Jules Henry, this article seeks to raise the consciousness of those committed to instructional excellence by offering insights into ways supervision can serve to enhance teachers' dignity, impact student learning, and transform our work, and even schools themselves, so that vulnerability turns into possibilities and stagnation into transformation.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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