Discourse Analysis and Structural Supervision

  • Arnd Hofmeister


Structural Supervision is a conceptual framework, which allows us to analyze problems in the working environment without personalizing them by the use of discourse-analytical and subject-scientific instruments. It is an attempt to combine supervision with an emancipatory impulse. In this paper I sketch the basic assumptions and the analytical framework with its theoretical implications. Following from there I describe the different steps of a supervision process. Finally I give an example of a supervision process in order to illustrate the advantages and problems of this approach. The example is taken from work with the Sanctuary Movement in Germany.


Discursive Practice Moral Discourse Group Conflict Supervision Session Supervision Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnd Hofmeister
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  1. 1.University of Western SydneyNepeanAustralia

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