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The Compatibility of Administrative and Educative Supervison
Adam Calvert (author)Si Transken (Thesis advisor)Dave Sangha (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)Verna McDonald (Committee member)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Number of pages in document: 138
Supervision is not a simple construct. Administrative focused supervision is necessary for the development of the organization and to keep an organization running smoothly; the supervisor ensures policies and mandates of the organization are being met. Educational focused supervision is about the development of the supervisee. Many supervisors are tasked with dual role supervision in human service organizations. However, my question is: How compatible are these two functions of supervision and under what provisions should they be practiced. Some writers have argued that these two roles are not mutually beneficial when carried out by the same supervisor. While others have maintained that administrative and educative supervision should be utilized together for the best outcomes. This thesis explores compatibility of practicing administrative and educative supervision together, and will intimately look at the logistics for the practical application of these two functions as a dual role supervisor, through an autoethnographical lens.