The aim of this research is was to evaluate the role of educational supervisors and their knowledge level in 2007-2008 from the view of principals and teachers of elementary schools in yazd city.
With respect to the goal of educational principles which is to guide and conduct the growth of human beings, and teaching is the current guidance and supervision of learning, therefore, educational supervision is one of the fundamental activities and the main point of education.
Supervision is vital and sensitive in teaching, hence, the role of educational supervisors and their methods of supervising is very significant and effective. Inspite of the fact that one of their most important roles is technical and professional education, unfortunately, the major part of their activities is tended to be organizational and officiall, which is basically traditional and nonetheless inspectional. Sometimes, extreme of it makes a watch-dog approach in teachers and an intervening role in their activities. This negative and pessimistic approach causes ineffectiveness of educational supervisors roles. Thus, it is essential to diagnose such ill-roles by the concerned authorities and try to remove As them. a result the status and major roles of educational supervisors will be reconstructed.
Indeed, one of the ways to remove such problems is to select qualified educational supervisors. So, the qualification and standard criteria must be defined for such posts and their roles. In this way, those applicants who are experienced, interested, compassionate and qualified must be appointed to prove the proverb: “The right man in the right place”.
The present research is a field-survey and its method is statistical-descriptive that contains five research questions. After studying and analyzing the data, it was specified that the supervising roles of educational
supervisors are not outstanding, while their organizational and official roles are significant. Futher, they bear no essential qualities and there is no significant difference among the group of subjects in terms of their scientific qualification and their view points in this regard. The population size of this research was 1568 and the sample size was 500.