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ERIC Number: ED524822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
A Comparative Analysis of SMTs (School Management Teams) and Teachers Perceived Preferred Leadership Style: A Case of Selected Primary Schools in Botswana
Tsayang, Gabatshwane
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 3 p382-392 2011
The study compared the SMTs (School Management Teams) and teachers' perceptions of preferred leadership styles in some selected schools in Botswana. SMTs and teachers completed a questionnaire adopted from the leadership styles questionnaires. The findings of the study pointed to an overwhelming view that the preferred style of leadership is the collaborative type. It was also found that SMTs overrated themselves as displaying the collaborative behaviors than they were rated by teachers. It could be a result of superiority bias on the part of SMTs or could be a challenge of comparative research which attempts to compare objects of different contexts (SMTs and teachers). The recommendation made was that continuous comparisons of perceived leadership styles should be made from self-reflections by SMTs and evaluations of SMTs leadership behaviors by teachers who are the mirrors of the SMTs. The results could be used as a basis for school-based management interventions as well as input into the university-based management programmes reviews for fitness of purpose. It is also recommended that a study to assess whether or not there is a correlation between the preferred leadership and performance by these selected schools conducted.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana