Developing Practitioners

Developing Practitioners

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Full Title: Developing Practitioners: A Handbook of Contextual Supervision
Author: Dr. Edwin G. Ralph
Description: Dr. Edwin G. Ralph, the University of Saskatchewan, produced this handbook for supervisory personnel who assist practitioners in a wide variety of fields to develop skills and competencies in their areas of work and interest. Although he focuses on the supervision of instruction at the post-secondary education level, he also designed this manual for adaptation by supervisors involved in such activities as K-12 teacher education, school and school district professional development, health-sciences education, business/industry/labor staff-development, government in-service training, athletic and other team coaching, or various other institutional or organizational pre- and in-service programs. Ralph primarily developed this handbook to serve as a companion volume to his book, Motivating Teaching In Higher Education: A Manual For Faculty Development. Thus, in this present complementary handbook, he seeks to answer a key question: "How can the person in the supervisory role assist individuals to become effective practitioners in their field of work?" This title will be available in May 1998.
Contents:

Introduction


Chapter 1: WHAT IS CONTEXTUAL SUPERVISION?
Definitions; Description -- Foundational Values, Key Principles, The Context, The Practice; Other Adaptations of CS -- Aboriginal Education, Contextual Teaching/Learning.


Chapter 2: WHY USE CONTEXTUAL SUPERVISION?
Rationale -- Improvements, Aligmnent with Reform Goals, CS and Other Supervisory Approaches, Research Validation; Foundational Values -- Justice, Beneficence; The Supporting Principles -- Constructivism, Collaboration, Committment.


Chapter 3: HOW IS CONTEXTUAL SUPERVISION IMPLEMENTED?
Implementing CS -- Decide on the Task, Determine Supervisee's Level, Synchronize Supervisory Style, Continue the Cycle; The Mismatching Problem; Five Real Cases.


Chapter 4: RESOLVING CONFLICTS
Three Dilemmas; Principles for Productive Problem-Solving -- Positive Promotion of People, Prompt Processing, Proper Provision of Emotion, Point to Performance, Particularize the Points, Provide Privacy, Promote a Positive Process.


EPILOGUE


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Details: 1998 [ISBN: 0-913507-97-0; 132 pages soft cover; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch]