HomeThe Asia-Pacific Education Researchervol. 16 no. 1 (2007)

Postgraduate Supervision in the Philippines: Setting the Research Agenda

Angelito Calma

Discipline: Literature, Management




This paper reviews the literature on postgraduate supervision by examining recent issues, approaches and perspectives. It highlights supervision as a professional practice where the supervisor is seen as one who must be a reflective practitioner. It also highlights strong intertwining between this field and the literature on professional practice. Elements of the supervisory process that take into consideration candidate-, supervisor-, and institution-related variables are proposed as areas for possible inquiry. Finally, the many areas for research and proposed methodologies are explored.