Supervision in Elementary Schools

Areglado, R. J. (1998). Supervision in elementary schools. In G. R. Firth & E. F. Pajak (Eds.), Handbook of research on school supervision (pp. 591-600). New York: Macmillan.

Study of 90 principals

  • Principals feel isolated in their positions.
  • They rarely receive supervision from their superiors and that which does occur is often around events, details, or problems.
  • Their supervision of them is often evaluative.
  • The only professional development they receive is a result of their own initiative and usually is in the form of conference attendance.