Lizias and Anyway
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(1), pp. 023-029, March 2014
ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 020414092
Teachers’ Perceptions on Clinical Supevision by Primary School Heads of Makonde District, Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe
*1Kadziya Lizias, 2Katanha Anyway
1Quality Assurance Unit, Zimbabwe Open University, 209 Hay Road Bindura.
2Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Zimbabwe Open University,
209 Hay Road Bindura.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: Ikadziya @ gmail .com, Tel: +263 0271-7161/7107
The study was designed to investigate the teachers’ perceptions on the role of primary school heads in the application of clinical supervision programmes. It was discovered that a number of problems in clinical supervision programmes emanated from the fact that there was lack of consultation by supervisors, the need for better methods for these programmes and the need for clear explanation on the role of the supervisor during the process.
The descriptive survey research design was used because the researcher could describe in detail and in comprehensive terms what was found out in the field. The random sample consisted of ten primary schools in Makonde District which has a population of about 300 teachers from these schools. For data collection the questionnaire was used. The results of the study indicated that the majority of the teachers appreciated the existence of clinical supervision programmes in schools. Teachers accepted the head’s role in clinical supervision. It was found out that the head’s role affected the running of clinical supervision programmes. Major recommendations were that the staff should be given opportunities to suggest the best method for clinical supervision. It was recommended that supervisors and supervisees be colleagues in the process.
Keywords: clinical supervision programmes, primary school heads, perceptions, supervisors, teachers.