|Title:||Supervision in the modern school
|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
|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
|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