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SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach
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SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
A leading text in the field highly praised and widely used for it guiding ideas and approaches.
Applies innovative fields outside of education to instructional supervision, such as adult education, quantum physics, chaos theory, postmodernism, change theory.
Supports a collegial approach to instructional supervision and emphasizes the need for teacher leadership as a critical component of collegial supervision.
Considers the knowledge necessary for successful supervision, including knowledge about schools, adult and teacher development, and the importance of clarifying one's educational beliefs.
Expands on the original model of developmental supervision with ideas for matching alternative supervisory approaches to teacher characteristics.
Looks at interpersonal skills, including different interpersonal approaches to supervision, such as directive control, directive informational, collaborative, and nondirective, and how all four of these approaches are used in developmental supervision.
Examines the technical skills involved in supervision and provides a variety of tools for carrying them out, including observing, assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating.
Describes the technical tasks of supervision, including direct assistance to teachers, evaluation of teaching, group development, professional development, curriculum development, and action research.
Deals with cultural diversity and provides strategies for such areas as facilitating change, addressing diversity, and building community.
Integrates adult learning and adult development theories with instructional supervision.
Includes a variety of learning aids to ensure understanding of the theories and concepts:
Each chapter includes learning outcomes, questions to reflect on while reading the chapter, and a reflective exercise at the end of the chapter.
Numerous role-plays and other exercises provide experiential learning.
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