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There are many beginning teachers who need assistance in achieving instructional competence. It is this problem with which the study was concerned. The problem may be stated as follows: What are the major difficulties encountered by beginning elementary school teachers, and what supervisory techniques are employed to assist these teachers?

The specific purposes of this study were as follows: (1) To identify the major difficulties of beginning inexperienced teachers and to determine what skills, techniques, and resources are most helpful in assisting them.; (2) To identify the supervisory techniques that principals and supervisors employ in their supervision of beginning teachers.; (3) To make recommendations for improvement of supervision of beginning teachers.



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