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Title: Practices and challenges of educational supervision on professional development of teachers in government preparatory schools of Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Demis Zergaw
Keywords: Educational Supervision, Professional Development, and Preparatory School
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine Practices and Challenges of Educational Supervision on the Professional Development of Teachers in Government Preparatory Schools of Addis Ababa. The study employed descriptive survey design and a mixed method approach to collect and analyze data. Samples of schools and study participants were drawn from five sub-cities of Addis Ababa City Government using availability, random and stratified sampling techniques. Self-developed questionnaire was employed as the main data collection instrument in addition to interview and document analysis. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequency counts and percentage. Qualitative data were analyzed by using narration. The outcomes of the study suggested that lack of material and human resources at schools and trained supervisors as well as absence of attempts to identify teachers training needs were among the practices observed in schools. Furthermore, lack of sustainable and organized training system, budget as well as absence of school coordination, low morale and commitment of supervisors were the challenges faced by supervisors in the study. Thus, such a situation made it difficult for supervisors to contribute adequately to the professional development of teachers. Based on this, it was recommended that the Region Bureau of Education take appropriate measures including supply of adequate material and financial support to schools and providing needed training and administrative support for supervisors so that they would better be able to assist teachers fill gaps in knowledge, attitudes, and skills the profession requires teachers to be in possession for discharging responsibilities given to them by the society.Educational Supervision, Profe Key words: - ssional Development, and Preparatory School
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