The Truth About Supervision: Coaching, Teamwork, Interviewing, Appraisals, 360 Degree Assessments, and Recognitionreviewed by Norman Norris — 2004
In the current push for appropriate materials to use in the
training of leaders, a plethora of textbooks, programs, and methods
has emerged. There is a body of information that is accepted by
those in the profession as necessary to efficient and effective
training in supervision and leadership. Most such materials and
programs are based around this body of information.
In view of the most common elements of most texts and programs,
Carelli's book is quite refreshing. The most consistent point of
view is that which is expressed in the title - truth. It is said
that a theory can be "beautiful" but still possess attributes that
are not particularly "pretty." While most professionals do enjoy
their work, virtually no one can assert there is nothing about
their work they don't like. Carelli is very frank in her approach
to seeing that her narratives move beyond many of the "half truths"
that we tend to see in the social sciences. The bottom line... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
The Truth About Supervision: Coaching, Teamwork, Interviewing, Appraisals, 360 Degree Assessments, and RecognitionAuthor(s):
Anne O'Brien CarelliPublisher:
Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd., SpringfieldISBN:
2004Search for book at Amazon.com
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- Norman Norris
Nicholls State University
NORMAN DALE NORRIS, Ed.D. is an assistant professor of Education at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana. His areas of interest include school reform, professional ethics, policy analysis, and research design. He is the author of Perspectives on the Mistreatment of American Educators (2002) and The Promise and Failure of Progressive Education (2004), along with various articles and book reviews.