TEACHERS’ ASSESSMENT OF PRINCIPALS’ APPROACHES TO INTERNAL SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION IN ANAMBRA STATE.

AUTHOR: ANIEKWE, TOBECHUKWU BRIDGET

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

This study was aimed at investigating teachers’ assessment of secondary school principals’ approaches to internal supervision of instruction in Anambra State. Four research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted. From a population of 5587 teachers, proportionate stratified random sampling techniques was employed to select a sample of 688 secondary school teachers from the area of study. Data was collected through a 53-item researcher developed questionnaire. The questionnaire was structured on a four-point scale of very great extent, great extent, low extent and very low extent. Data was collected by administering copies of the questionnaire on the respondents in their schools and retrieving the copies after the teachers filled them. Mean scores were used to answer the research questions, while the z-test was used to test the null hypotheses. Findings indicate that secondary school principals in public secondary schools in Anambra State did not adopt the nondirective and collaborative approaches to supervision of instruction. The principals however used the directive informational and directive control approaches to a great extent during internal supervision of instruction. The findings imply that the principals did not adopt a balanced approach to internal supervision of instruction irrespective of their gender, school location and experience. Recommendations included that principals should adopt a balanced approach to supervision of instruction. They should begin with the collaborative approach. After becoming more familiar with a particular teacher and his/her situation, the approach may be adjusted to include other approaches in order to facilitate teacher growth and development more effectively.

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