ERIC Number: ED435608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Deprivation in School Based Management in South Africa.
van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Mosoge, M. J.
This study examined the extent of teacher participation in school management. Participants were 260 teachers and 40 principals from random samples of schools in each of three education districts in South Africa. Researchers administered a closed questionnaire that asked the teachers and principals to indicate their actual and desired participation in each of a list of management activities on a Likert-type scale. Some of the management activities included: creating the school budget, making a year-long plan of school activities, setting standards for teacher evaluation, orienting new students, setting conduct rules for teachers, recruiting new teachers, determining school goals and objectives, inducting new teachers, determining plans to meet school goals, guiding teachers who shared a subject/department team, and setting standards for amount of written work and tasks. The response rate to the survey was 74.6 percent for teachers and 95 percent for principals. According to the results, teachers reported participation deprivation across the board in all management activities. Teachers had a high level of deprivation on most of the activities and a medium level of deprivation on only four of the items. (Contains 30 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa