Authoritarian Supervision Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

Authoritarian Supervision
An analysis of the authoritarian approach to teaching and supervision.
# 61730 | 1,496 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2005 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory) , English (Analysis)

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In today's classroom environment there are many teaching methods and supervision techniques in use. These methods range from the authoritarian approach to the passive approach, providing a wide array of results in academic performance, levels of unacceptable behaviors and overall classroom environments. This paper examines the authoritarian approach to teaching and supervision and discusses the benefits of such a teaching method. Additionally, the paper presents the writer's opinion of why the authoritarian method of supervision is ideal for use in grade school classrooms.

From the Paper:

"Additionally, the authoritarian teacher emphasizes rules and discipline. Failure to obey those rules is followed by appropriate punishment techniques. While positive reinforcement is certainly used to encourage good behavior, negative reinforcement is often used to discourage inappropriate behaviors. In short, authoritarian supervision of students depends upon the teacher acting as the ultimate authority, providing direction in all classroom activity and making most classroom decisions (Hawley, 1996)."

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