School-based instructional supervision and the effective professional development of teachers

Department : Department of Educational Administration
Category : NUEPA Funded Research Study
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Area : School-based instructional supervision and the effective professional development of teachers
Author Name : R.S. Tyagi
Description : Earlier research and the research reported in this paper indicate that the supervisory support and academic guidance provided by inspectors to teachers in government and private-aided senior secondary schools in India is totally inadequate. India’s inherited British system of supervision of schools by inspectors must be redefined for the present context. Transferring academic supervision from education authorities’ inspectors to heads of schools is a way forward. Education authorities in this changing situation should continue to ensure that education policy guidelines are observed. They should also audit appropriate aspects of school management, and support heads’ efforts. The value of the head as instructional leader and facilitator has been generally recognized. School-based instructional supervision by heads could bring about and sustain the professional development of teachers.
Published Date : Mar 04, 2010

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