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Title: A STUDY ON THE PRACTICE AND PROBLEMS OF INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF KEMBATA -ALABA TEMBARO ZONE
Authors: PHILIPOS, PAULOS
Advisors: Ato Haileselassie WoldeGerima
Copyright: May-2011
Date Added: 6-Nov-2012
Abstract: School Supervision services have existed in most countries and occupy a pivotal position in the management of education, between the schools and line central offices. It is understood by several scholars as instructional improvement of schools and teachers. In other words, it is conceived as an expert technical service primarily concerned with improving the conditions that surround learning and pupil growth. As an aspect of professional management, school supervision has tasks of instructional improvement, staff development and curriculum development. Along with these, it implies the proper utilization of supervisory leadership skills and supervisory behavior systems. In practice, however, the supervisory services rendered in schools are facing a number of problems, which limit the positive impact they should have on the quality of education system. In relation to this, short survey was conducted. The purpose of the study is to investigate the prevailing practice and problems of instructional supervision in the primary schools of Kembata-Alaba-Tembaro Zone of Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' Region. The study sample of this survey included two hundred and twenty-five teachers, department heads and principals, and ten supervisors from woreda education offices. Data were collected through field - tested survey questionnaire and document observation; and were then analyzed using frequency percentage tables. The findings of the analyzed data indicated that the supervisory support in schools where the data obtained was not rendered so as to meet what teachers expect of supervisory roles. The major deficiencies in supervisory services as revealed by the finding were; lack of competence in the proper utilization of supervisory management skills, improper management of instructional supervisory behavior systems, and incompetence in the facilitation of staff development through in-service education and instructional improvement through workshop organization. On the basis of the findings, short and long term specific professional trainings that advance the professional vision of supervisors were recommended to be Planned by Regional Education Bureau and Zonal Education Department in cooperation with the concerned NGO'S. In addition, strict circulars to be distributed to woreda education offices on the proper utilization of the three instructional supervisory behavior systems and inter woreda share of experience for supervisors to be planned by Zonal Education Department and woreda education offices were suggested.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3649
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