Influence of Supervision of Instruction on Teachers' Classroom Performance in Anambra State
The study was carried out to investigate the perceived influence of supervision of instruction on teachers' classroom performance in Anambra state. The purpose of the study was to find out the perceived influence of supervision of instruction on teachers' classroom performance. Three research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Thepopulation of the study was 1287, made up of 40 principals and 1247teachers. The sample consisted of 40 principals and 499 teachers in Onitsha Education zone of Anambra state. A 32-item structured question was the instrument for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was computed using Crombarch Alpha. The research questions were answered using mean scores and standard deviations while the null hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics. The findings revealed, among others, that supervision of instruction enable teachers to discover new abilities and qualities in teaching; that supervision of instruction enhances the provision of adequate instructional materials, teachers' productivity and students' performance. Based on the findings the researcher recommended, among others, that supervision should be carried out regularly, that more supervisors should be appointed, and that teachers should see supervisors as mentors.