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Ezenne, Austin
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Department of Educational Studies
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Models and mechanisms of educational supervision used in Jamaica schools
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40th Anniversary of the Joint Board for Teacher Education and the Institute of Education, UWI Mona
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August 25-26, 2005
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Hilton Hotel, Jamaica
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Abstract
Supervision is an important field of study for educational organizations and the primary purpose of supervision is to support and sustain teachers in their goals of career-long growth and development and improvement in the quality of instructions. Educational supervision has three important perspectives as organizational, people and instructional perspectives. In Jamaican schools today, the following models of supervision are used in one form or the other: clinical, developmental, collegial and collaborative supervision, including coaching and mentoring models. In the Jamaican school system supervisory positions may include but are not limited to that of the Directors of education, Education officers, Principals, Vice Principals, Heads of departments. Senior teachers, Grade coordinators, Guidance Counselors and Classroom teachers. Supervisors regardless of their titles, must have essential leadership qualities and usually are being called up to perform the following roles as leaders, planners, facilitators, appraisers, motivators, communicators, decision makers, change agents and coach/mentors. Understanding the models and mechanics of Educational Supervision by both the supervisors and the supervisees is important and crucial to the promotion of effective teaching and the career-long development of teachers in our schools.....
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