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The Truth About Supervision: Coaching, Teamwork, Interviewing, Appraisals, 360 Degree Assessments, and Recognition


reviewed by Norman Norris 2004

coverTitle: The Truth About Supervision: Coaching, Teamwork, Interviewing, Appraisals, 360 Degree Assessments, and Recognition
Author(s): Anne O'Brien Carelli
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd., Springfield
ISBN: 0398074704, Pages: 189, Year: 2004
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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.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2256-2259
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11338, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 12:19:19 AM

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  • Norman Norris
    Nicholls State University
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    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.
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