Supervision: A Redefinition

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McGraw-Hill, 1998 - School management and organization - 333 pages
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This edition continues to promote a new vision of supervision from that of a top-down activity performed by higher ups in the school hierarchy, to one in which supervision is a shared activity involving all stake-holders in the school including teachers, administrators, and parents. The book sees schools as communities rather than organizations, and emphasizes the student-teacher relationship rather than bureaucratic functions. This edition of the text continues to emphasize the moral implications of supervision and teaching. The revision places greater emphasis on the role of community and the link between the learning community, students, and teachers. A new chapter 4, Community as a Force for Change, argues that teachers must assume more responsibility in order to bring about reform. Chapter 6 now redefines collegiality more deeply as a self-obligation to collaborate with others.

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Thomas J. Sergiovanni is Lillian Radford Professor of Education at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches in the school leadership program and in the five-year teacher education program. Sergiovanni received his master s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Rochester, and honorary degrees from the University of San Diego and State University of New York. Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity, he was on the faculty of education administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for 19 years, and he chaired the department for seven years. A former associate editor of "Educational Administration" "Quarterly, "Sergiovanni serves on the editorial boards of "Journal of Personnel" "Evaluation in Education "and "Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and" "Practice. "Among his recent books are "Moral Leadership "(1992), "Building" "Community in Schools "(1994), "Leadership for the Schoolhouse "(1996), "The Lifeworld of Leadership: Creating Culture, Community, and Personal Meaning in Our Schools "(2000), "Supervision: A Redefinition "(2002), and "Strengthening the Heartbeat: Leading and Learning Together in Schools "(2005).

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