Education

Teachers' Expectation: Issues in School Supervision

Posted by Ahmed Adeel Naseer on Saturday, February 27, 2010 In : General 

Teachers are the main body whom all the others have to depend on for the success of a school as they are the people who are in action. Even though the authorities order things to be carried out this way and that way, if teachers do not take that into consideration, it would be very difficult to accomplish the tasks. Teachers, similarly, can pretend and formally show that plans are implemented well and hence can keep the authorities happy for a long period of time, if necessary supervisory tas...


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Concept of Supervision

Posted by Ahmed Adeel Naseer on Saturday, February 27, 2010 In : General 
  

The following is an exerpt from Naseer, A.A. (2009)

 

Definitions of supervision vary “from a custodial orientation to a humanistic orientation”. (Wanzare & da Costa, 2000)  These custodial orientations were not targeted to help teachers but to find their weaknesses; eliminate and isolate them; and replace them with who could do better. (Melby, 1936; Elsebree, McNally, & Wynn, 1967) Supervision, later, has undergone several gradual processes to change from inspectorial character to...


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Importance of Right Teachers

Posted by Ahmed Adeel Naseer on Saturday, February 27, 2010 In : General 
 

Right personnel can be described in several connotations. It, in the first place, means the right number: filling all the necessary positions in the school without keeping any vacancies. In the case of a school, finding the exact amount of staff, especially teachers, can be considered as getting the right personnel. In addition, in the context of knowledge, skills and practices, right personnel means people (teachers) with the expected and needed quality. This will be determined by several...


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Why Do Groups and Teams Fail?

Posted by Ahmed Adeel Naseer on Saturday, February 27, 2010 In : General 
 

Groups and teams are two substantial components which cannot be neglected in an organization. In reality organization is a group and functionally it is team. According to The New Penguin English Dictionary (2001), a group is “a number of people or things gathered together or regarded as forming single unit”, whereas a team is “a group of two or more people who work together”. Therefore, it is understood that a team is a group, but not vice versa. A group to become a team, it needs...


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Why Governments Need to Finance Education?

Posted by Ahmed Adeel Naseer on Saturday, February 27, 2010 In : General 

In modern days governments play a vital role in the development of education in the country. They have understood the importance of active participation in education to help their citizens boost their skills and knowledge in this competitive and challenging world. The important fact they keep in mind is that human capital development is the tool which has the highest fiscal rate. This means that educating people does not only develop skills, abilities, attitude and knowledge of people, but ha...


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Supervision or Snoopervision in Maldives?

Posted by Ahmed Adeel Naseer on Saturday, February 27, 2010 In : General 

In the conventional and traditional approached to supervision controlling teachers was a major work of supervisors – who are not real supervisors, but can be named as snoopervisors. They are fault finding machines, whose main task is to find errors of teachers in the classroom and school. It gives pleasure to them when they come to know teachers blunders and human imperfection, ignoring their humanness. This happens because of the lack of close relationship between teachers and supervisors....


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Overview of Maldivian School Supervision System

Posted by Ahmed Adeel Naseer on Saturday, February 27, 2010 In : General 

Maldives has excelled in its educational progress in the past thirty years. The development includes of providing opportunities to complete basic education in all the islands and providing necessary facilities for each child. Likewise, supervision in the education system has widened in the past couple of decade.

 

In the education system of Maldives, Ministry of Education plays the central role. For easier supervision the country is virtually divided into five zones including the capital as...


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