"Interpersoonlike verhoudinge" - 'n essensiële kennisterrein vir die skoolhoof

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. B.R. Grobler en_US
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Marthinus Christoffel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-20T10:30:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-20T10:30:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-20
dc.date.submitted 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6265
dc.description D.Ed. en_US
dc.description.abstract Previously it was assumed that a person with adequate qualifications, and promoted to principal, would have the necessary knowledge and management experience. The modern principal, however, works under great pressure, and is regarded as a business manager. The extent of a principal's effectiveness is largely determined by the ability to have things done by other people. The problems that school principals may experience are discussed under the following aspects, namely: staff - the principal is dependent on his/her staff, and it is therefore important to develop and maintain healthy relationships with them. The effectiveness of the principal is limited without happy, supportive and efficient staff members; principal - the establishment of interpersonal relations is not traditionally regarded as a management task. Formal on the job training in this field only exists to a small extent or in most cases it is not present at all; communication - it is clear that the school principal should be well equipped with good communication skills. The importance lies in the fact that communication forms the foundation of healthy interpersonal relationships and consequently a healthy school climate and effective school organization; and school climate - it is alleged that the principal is largely responsible for the type of school climate prevailing in his/her school. The communication and relation-building skills of the principal determines, to a large extent, the school climate and consequently also the effectiveness of the school. In an effort to explain these aspects, the following objectives or aims were formulated, namely an investigation into: the role of interpersonal relationships between the principal and staff members; iv the personal qualities needed by the principal for the realisation of good interpersonal relationships; the role of communication skills in the establishment of good interpersonal relationships; and the contribution that a healthy school climate can play in healthy interpersonal relationships. The foundation of interpersonal relationships rests on mutual respect, goodwill and trust in the dignity and worthiness of the human as an individual personality. Interpersonal relationships is discussed further under the following aspects: character - relationships are continually being created. They are the result of a definite action, they are always being formed and they influence the participants as well as being qualitative; the importance of interpersonal relationships; types of relationships - these include person to, person relationships and professional relationships; aspects of relationships - under which the satisfaction of human needs, understanding of behaviour, acknowledgment of merit, problem solving and coordination of tasks are discussed; characteristics of an effective school principal - the drive, energy, selfconfidence, cooperation and visionary skills that the school principal should take note of; skills - needed by the school principal if he\she is to be successful; dimensions - a discussion of the relationship dimensions as described by Fisher (1987:216); development stages; and methods of determining relationship skills.The most important part of relationships is undoubtedly communication. Because of its importance, communication is thoroughly discussed. Communication is undeniably one of the most important management tasks of the school principal, and he\she is required to make constant use of the available communication media. Communication is the instrument through which goals, policies, division of tasks, responsibilities and authority in the school is conveyed to the staff. The aim of this chapter is to provide the newly appointed principal with guidelines and proposals for the improvement of his/her communication skills. The aspects of communication to be discussed are as follows: objectives and definition of communication; communication as a management task; communication channels; communication process; the communication cycle; barriers to effective communication; principals of effective communication; and school climate. The aim of the discussion is to provide the newly appointed principal with guidelines and proposals with the objective of improving their communication skills. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject School principals - Training of - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal relations - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.title "Interpersoonlike verhoudinge" - 'n essensiële kennisterrein vir die skoolhoof en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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