EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISORS REQUIRED COMPETENCIES BASED ON TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT TOWARDS THE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES: PERSPECTIVES OF SUPERVISORS AND TEACHERS IN NORTH BATINAH GOVERNORATE IN OMAN
This study aims to determine the required competencies for educational supervisors on the measures of total quality management (TQM), towards the educational practices: perspectives of supervisors and teachers in the province of al-Batinah North in the Sultanate of Oman. The study sampled 22 educational supervisors and 257 teachers for data collection. A mixed-methods approach was utilized comprising quantitatively, survey technique and qualitative interview. Data was collected to analyze the results. The findings showed that the educational supervisors in the Province of Al-Batinah North highly practice the necessary competencies in accordance with TQM measures to carry out their day-to-day responsibilities. However, engaging in such practices per se does not guarantee achieving expected aspirations. Therefore, a careful attention should be rendered to improve performance of educational supervisors.
Keywords: Mission, Educational Supervision, Total Quality Standads.