Supervising the Curriculum

Chapter 9

Then vs. Now

Madeline Hunter (mid 1980s) vs. Jack Farrell

Forward vs. Backward




Supervisors: Focus on teachers' conceptual development? Or cognitive coaches?

(early 2000s researchers)

Issues of a Curriculum Supervisor

Staff-Wide Development:

  • Creating collaborative groups among teachers in formal and informal settings.
  • Walkthroughs
  • Formative and Summative Observations

Individual Development:

  • Mentoring
  • Coaching of teachers with intensive needs for improvement