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ERIC Number: ED545856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 362
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-0969-7
Conceptualizing Supervision in the Professional Development School Context: A Case Analysis
Burns, Rebecca West
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
This study is a qualitative case study of the first year experience of a novice supervisor in a Professional Development School (PDS) context. It describes the experiences of a classroom teacher who assumed the role of Professional Development Associate (university supervisor) as seen from four perspectives, mentors, interns, self and researcher. The portrait that evolved resulted in a beginning conceptual model for understanding supervision in a PDS context that served as both a methodological finding and a tool for analysis. This case provided a detailed description of the implications of supervision on mentors and interns, and it also showed how a novice supervisor learned in a PDS context as a community of practice. The findings have implications for understanding supervision in a PDS context and supporting meaningful professional learning of supervisors. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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