Perspectives of Regional Teacher Supervisors on Their Changing Roles and Practices in a Stage of Educational Reform in Oman

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the perspectives of regional teacher supervisors in relation to their emerging new roles and practices in a stage of radical educational reforms in Oman. The research sought to investigate how these supervisors perceived the changes that had occurred to their supervisory roles and practices as a result of the ongoing reforms in the Omani education.

The study took place in the Educational Supervision Directorate in Muscat. Two research methods were conducted. They were, a descriptive survey that was distributed to 125 educational supervisors in the Directorate, followed by twenty-seven semi-structured interviews, as one was with the General Director, one with the Deputy Director for supervision affairs, 24 interviews were with regional supervisors from different subject areas, supervising governmental schools in Muscat, and one interview was with a supervisor supervising private schools.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Melbourne
Thesis sponsors
Award dateJan 4 2009
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2009

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Oman
educational reform
supervision
director
teacher
interview
private school
research method
reform
school
education

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