The first edition of this book, titled A DESIGN FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION, provided a structural framework for an effective program of instructional supervision. The basic cognitive thrust of this second edition, SUPERVISION: A Guide to Instructional Leadership, remains the same as the first. What has changed is the attention to the detail surrounding the design components. References have been updated and streamlined, activities have been modified, and examples of structure have been created using the current national policy situation as a base. Philosophical and historical definitions of supervision are maintained and expanded in this edition. It will help professionals with responsibilities for instructional leadership design a supervisory program that fits a local situation by taking advantage of the foundation provided herein. Attention is given to the selection of and the interrelationships between those assumptions, principles, objectives, criteria, and procedures so that planners of supervisory programs will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to create that structure from this book. It also provides a means for schools to have a well-conceived, carefully designed, properly implemented, and continuously evaluated plan for the supervision of instruction in order to reply competently to state and federally mandated assessments for students. In addition, personal perspectives of the authors are presented in each part of the text. The book will serve as a guide and provide direction to instructional supervisors, directors of services, principals, administrators at all levels, teachers, grade level or department chairs, and others interested in the management of instruction in the school setting.
Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
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