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Practices and Challenges of School Based Supervision in Government Secondary Schools of East Wollega Zone

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dc.contributor.advisor W/Gerima, Hailesilassie (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Negasa, Zewdu
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-02T10:05:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-02T10:05:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/17438
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the practices and challenges of School based supervision in East Wollega Zone in government secondary schools. To conduct the study, descriptive survey design was employed and Multistage (Woredas, schools and individuals) sampling technique was employed to select the sample Woredas, One Zonal and four Woreda Education offices supervision experts were selected through availability sampling technique. Among the 42 government secondary schools found in the Zone, 10 of them were selected by simple random sampling. From these sample schools, 64 education leaders were also included as respondents using availability sampling technique. Furthermore, 134 teachers have participated in the study through stratified sampling technique. Questionnaire was the main data gathering instrument for this study. Thus, 134 teachers, 64 educational leaders filled the questionnaires. An interview was also conducted to enrich the quantitative data. As a result, four Woreda Education officers supervision expert and 1 Zonal Education office supervision expert were interviewed. Quantitative data was collected through questionnaire and analyzed by using mean scores and standard deviation. The data gathered through interview was discussed in line with questionnaire. Consequently, the main findings came out from this study were: the function of the organization of school based supervision was insufficiently practiced, in addition, the actual practice of school based supervision corresponds to the expected standard was not effectively done properly. The extent to which School based supervisors design various intervention strategies so as to assist teachers professional improvement was insufficient, the teachers didn’t gained enough support from supervisors in order to improve their instructional skills, there was low perception of teachers towards the implementation of school based supervision. On the other hand, there were many challenges that those secondary School based supervisors come across while implementing School based supervision. These were lack of strategic and short term plan to implement School based supervision, supervisors overburdened with other activities and teaching the same period like other teachers, lack of relevant training programs for supervisors, inadequate pre-service and in-service training, teachers attitude towards supervision work, lack of ability to conflict resolution and performance counseling, inadequate attention given to supervision service ,lack of clear direction from woredas education experts and lack of cooperative ,honest, friendly and collegial relationships ,incompetent professional knowledge of supervisors, the teachers resistance and absence of follow up of the activities of teachers and give timely feedback was a challenge to supervisors in School based supervision. Finally, to minimize and if possible to solve the problems, the following recommendations were drawn; the Woreda Education office, East Wollega Zone Education office in collaboration with schools should give much training to School based supervisors, pre -service and in-service-training for School based supervisors; School based supervisors in East Wollega Zone secondary school supervisors should arrange induction training for beginner teachers so as to make them familiar with the classroom instruction; experience sharing programs and support senior teachers in doing action research. In addition to these, teachers attitude toward School based supervision should be changed by providing them training or by communicating them the overall objective of the school. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Practices and Challenges en_US
dc.subject of School Based Supervision en_US
dc.title Practices and Challenges of School Based Supervision in Government Secondary Schools of East Wollega Zone en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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