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ERIC Number: EJ1070730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
The Implications of System 4 Approach on School Leadership Practices
Khumalo, Steph Shuti
International Education Studies, v8 n7 p38-43 2015
School management is a highly contested research area. Credible research studies consistently argue that there is a positive relationship between school performance and school leadership. Like in any organisation, school principals deploy a number of leadership techniques to ensure that organisational objectives are achieved. School leadership is a barometer for school effectiveness. The organisation is as good or as bad as its leader. The rational for this study was to use system 4 theory of management (Likert theory) to investigate the effects of the leadership practices of the sampled primary school. Semi structured interviews, observation and document scanning were used as a form of research instrumentation. Data results to a significant extent show that (a) the case in point do resemble a system 4 organisation due to the leadership practices demonstrated by the incumbent and (b) the case in point convincingly reflects a high performing school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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