The An evaluation of school directors’ and teachers’ views about supervisors’ communication skills

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Fatma Taspinar

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Effective supervision is strongly related to the communication between the supervisor and the staff in an institution. The indication that shows the attainment of supervision is directly linked with how the staff of the supervised school understands the supervisor. Therefore, supervisors should be effective communicators and have the ability to apply it. The aim of this study was to examine and compare personal views of supervisors working for the Ministry of Education in Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) about their communication skills and how they are perceived by the directors and teachers in primary education. A qualitative research design was used in this study. It was carried out in five primary schools in Güzelyurt in TRNC and a sampling method was followed. The data were collected in the 2015–2016 academic year through a semi-structured personal view form answered by the teachers, directors, and the supervisors supervising these schools. It was noted that communication among teachers, directors and supervisors, and verbal and non-verbal communication of the supervisors were similar, whereas during the communication procedure; conceptions to do with problems in supervising problems seemed to be different among the involved.


Keywords: Communication skills, communication, educational supervision, pervision,


 

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Taspinar, F. (2019). The An evaluation of school directors’ and teachers’ views about supervisors’ communication skills. Contemporary Educational Researches Journal, 9(2), 21-38. https://doi.org/10.18844/cerj.v9i2.3970
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