Supervision for Today's Schools, 8th Edition
June 2007, ©2008
1. Roles of the School Supervisor.
2. Issues in Supervision.
Part II: Leadership in Instructional Development.
3. Helping Teachers Plan for Instruction.
4. Helping Teachers Present Instruction.
5. Helping Teachers with Classroom Management.
6. Helping Teachers Evaluate Instruction.
Part III: Leadership in Curriculum Development.
7. Helping Teachers Plan and Implement Curricula.
8. Helping Teachers Evaluate Curricula.
Part IV: Leadership in Staff Development.
9. Helping Teachers through In-Service Programs.
10. Helping Teachers on a One-to-One Basis.
11. Helping Teachers Work Together.
12. Helping Teachers Evaluate Their Own Performance.
Part V: The Summative Dimension of Teacher Evaluation.
13. Summative Assessment of Teacher Performance.
Part VI: Instructional Supervision: Evaluation and Change.
14. Improving Instructional Supervision.
Since the publication of the 6th edition, George Pawlas was appointed to a special principal task force sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The task force is charged with making recommendations to strengthen principal preparation programs. Dr. Pawlas is known as the "supervisor" proponent in the programs. In addition, he has been contacted by the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation to update two publications he and a colleague co-authored in the 1989 Elementary Principal series: The Principal and Communication and The Principal and Discipline. He will also revise another publication in the series: The Principal and Supervision. All three of these publications' topics are part of Supervison for Today's Schools.
- Increased attention to diversity, technology, inclusion, and reading.
- Increased focus on effects of national and state academic standards and testing programs.
- Clear model of instructional supervision in three domains: instruction, curriculum, and staff development.
- Integration of theory with practice, emphasizing promising and proven practices from actual classroom situations.
- Treatment of instructional supervision as a helping relationship between supervisors and teachers.
- Ample references for graduate research.
- Material on research concepts and methods.
- Objectives and sumamries featured within each chapter.