Gordon, Stephen P.
June 1991
Education;Summer91, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p501
Academic Journal
The author defines supervision as "leadership for the improvement of instruction and, ultimately, student learning," and proposes that teachers be involved in all leadership tasks that directly impact instruction. These tasks are improvement of the school environment, curriculum development, instructional program development, staff development, direct assistance, external relations, leadership development, and improvement of assessment. A program to prepare teachers for participatory supervision is outlined. A process for defining a common purpose for the school's supervision program is discussed. A variety of structures for participatory supervision art presented, and the relationships between supervision structures and the eight tasks of supervision are shown. Finally, the role of the formally designated supervisor in participatory supervision is discussed.


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