Empowering Teachers Through Instructional Supervision: Using Solution Focused Strategies in a Leadership Preparation Program
The purpose of this study was to determine how students in an educational leadership preservice program perceived the effectiveness of solution-focused supervision (SFS) taught in an instructional supervision class. Interviews, observations, and artifacts, and a case study design, were applied to address two primary research questions. Findings revealed the use of solution-focused (SF) strategies produced positive outcomes, but required dramatic paradigm shifts from study participants. Moreover, the researchers found that respondents used a wide range of SF strategies in the clinical cycle exercise. Participants, furthermore, affirmed that SF structures and language promoted reflection, conversation, and empowerment of teachers. These positive dispositions toward solution-focused supervision, however, did not come without difficulties and initial doubt.
McGhee, M. W., & Stark, M. D. (2021). Empowering Teachers Through Instructional Supervision: Using Solution Focused Strategies in a Leadership Preparation Program. Journal of Educational Supervision, 4 (1). https://doi.org/10.31045/jes.4.1.5