Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Theoretical perspectives of educational supervision
Author(s): Sangeeta Kalita
Abstract: Theoretical perspective implies the underlying ideas contributing in the formation of a concept or a phenomenon. The concept of educational supervision has passed through several developmental phases and has now been conceived in a more democratic outlook. In the present era of Information technology (IT), which has now revolutionized the whole education process, supervision becomes a major instrument to ensure quality and to develop the standard of education. Presently, the scope of educational supervision is widened to comprehend the functions of an educational institution in toto, the role of supervisors also upgraded to a facilitator and so on. The purpose of this paper is to study the different theoretical aspects contributing to this modern concept of educational supervision. In this regard, the researcher has opted for qualitative technique of study and has undertaken a content analysis based on secondary sources of information. In this paper, the researcher discusses educational supervision with respect to its derivation, objectives, kinds, functions as well as its general historical background that will throw light on the theoretical perspectives of modern educational supervision.