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ERIC Number: EJ1107262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-6627
Involvement of Heads of Departments in Strategic Planning in Schools in the Pinetown District
Myende, Phumlani E.; Bhengu, Thamsanqa
Africa Education Review, v12 n4 p632-646 2015
Strategic planning is crucial in facilitating sustainable development of schools. It enables schools to survive and cope with changes and challenges from government policies and market forces. There is broad agreement that all stakeholders need to be part of school strategic planning. In response to the lack of evidence suggesting stakeholders' involvement--specifically that of Heads of Department (HOD)--in strategic planning in schools, and its value in ensuring that all stakeholders execute their duties, HODs' experiences regarding their involvement in strategic planning were explored. Qualitative research was undertaken and semi-structured interviews were employed to generate data. The study reveals that the HODs were involved in some form of planning but there is no evidence suggesting their participation in substantive issues on strategic planning. Further, the study reveals that transparency-driven leadership and collaboration are key factors to ensure HODs' participation in strategic planning. The findings suggest that the involvement of HODs is crucial towards improving teaching and learning.
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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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