The principal as leader: implications for school effectiveness.

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dc.contributor.author Motshana, Segokgo Solomon
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-14T11:26:20Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-14T11:26:20Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-14T11:26:20Z
dc.date.submitted 2004-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1186
dc.description M.Ed. en
dc.description.abstract Key legislative acts and policy papers have been adopted to guide the transformation process these include the National Policy Act 27 of 1996, the National Qualifications Framework, South African Schools Act 84 of 1996, Curriculum 2005, and the Employment of Educators Act 1998 to name but few (Meyer and Motala 1998:1). Over and above these there is the Mpumalanga School Education Act 8 of 1995, Norms and Standards for school funding and numerous Educator Labour Relations Council resolutions that serve to guide the transformation process. All these acts and policy papers are initiatives of the state to ensure school competency and hopefully school effectiveness. Their dependence is substantially on strengthening capacity to plan, manage and supervise schools. Meyer and Motala (1998:1) further indicate that for the implementation of all acts and policy papers require a change in organisational culture and the development of appropriate capacities. The most important source of the required capacity to ensure school management and leadership is broadly in the hands of the principal. These rapid changes in acts and policies in our school system are creating a leadership crisis in the Mpumalanga schools. School principals as such commonly blame these rapid changes for their paralysis. On the other hand the Mpumalanga Department of Education (MDE) is randomly and sporadically conducting induction programmes, seminars, conferences and workshops for principals to ensure that principals understands and at least develop the capacity for effective school leadership. According to Bailey and Jenkins (1996:14) these initiatives alone can hardly sustain the needs of the school principals. en
dc.description.sponsorship Prof. T.C. Bisschoff en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject school principals en
dc.subject effective teaching en
dc.subject educational leadership en
dc.subject Mpumalanga (South Africa) en
dc.title The principal as leader: implications for school effectiveness. en
dc.type Thesis en

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