ERIC Number: EJ1108069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Exploring Clinical Supervision as Instrument for Effective Teacher Supervision
Ibara, E. C.
Africa Education Review, v10 n2 p238-252 2013
This paper examines clinical supervision approaches that have the potential to promote and implement effective teacher supervision in Nigeria. The various approaches have been analysed based on the conceptual framework of instructional supervisory behavior. The findings suggest that a clear distinction can be made between the prescriptive and collaborative clinical approaches of clinical supervision. The prescriptive clinical supervision is authoritative in nature while the collaborative approach is facilitative in nature. Based on the findings the research suggests that a collaborative clinical approach is applied to enhance effective teacher supervision. The collaborative clinical approach could furthermore foster an enabling environment that will enhance reflective practice and the long-term professional development of the teacher.
Descriptors: Teacher Supervision, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Supervisory Methods, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Leadership Styles, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Program Implementation, Role Perception, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria