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Title: Supervision in the modern school
Author(s): Dodds, B.L.
Subject(s): School libraries
Abstract: The concept of what is involved in supervision in the school has changed radically within recent decades. Typically it is often assumed that this change is entirely a result of a change in attitude or point of view described by the term "democratic" supervision as contrasted with "autocratic" supervision. This is too simple an explanation of the changes which are taking place. Certainly there is a greater knowledge and sophistication today concerning group action and the means of securing cooperative work which certainly lends support to a type of supervisory program which calls upon people to work as a group rather than under the domination of one individual. However, these changes in general cannot be understood without examining briefly some of the general trends in organization of American public schools. In particular it is pertinent to make some observations concerning four developments which have affected supervisory organization. These may be briefly summarized as follows: (1) Changes resulting from the increasing complexity of our schools arising from the increase in the number of programs, services, and offerings now being made available. (2) Changes arising from the presence of more highly specialized and better prepared staff at both the operational and supervisory level. (3) Changes resulting from better understanding of the complexity of human relations as they affect supervision. (4) Changes evolving from new patterns of administrative and supervisory staff organization.
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In H. Lancour (ed). 1954. The school library supervisor : a report of an institute on school library supervision held at the University of Illinois Library School, October 3-6, 1954. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 5-8.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (1st : 1954)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1432
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1954
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-13
 

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