Differentiated Supervision Model: A Way of Improving School Leadership in Saudi Arabia

Journal Article
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Journal of US-China Education Review
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March 2014, Vol. 4,
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the differentiated supervision initiative that was implemented in some Saudi 

schools as a way for school leadership improvement. Four reports written by the supervisors of districts 

participating in the initiative were qualitatively analyzed looking for their main themes. All reports agreed that the 

model is effective and helps to improve the instruction and the school environment. There was also an agreement 

that the model enhances the role of the supervisor in the instructional aspect of the schools’ daily life. According to 

these reports, another advantage of the model was that it increased the ability of the supervisor to focus on a few 

schools. Major weaknesses and barriers to its implementation were also identified