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du Plessis, André; Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Against the background of the recently published Policy on the South African Standard for Principals, the aim of this article is to determine whether distributed leadership is catered for in the South African regulatory and policy framework. It is argued that due to the accountability demands of a fundamentally bureaucratic education system,…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Educational Policy, Principals
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Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Principals, as one of the professional leaders in a school, are accountable for the quality of education in the school. This is a part of the normal job description and expectations for the person in such a post. In the South African context with a large number of underperforming schools, there is an intention to have an additional performance…
Descriptors: Principals, Performance Contracts, Administrator Attitudes, Motivation Techniques
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Lumby, Jacky; Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article adopts an international perspective to examine the perceptions and practice of leaders in a South African and an English primary school and the leadership implications. Both schools have experienced a relatively swift and large scale diversification of learners away from the previous white majority. In each case the educators have not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Racial Composition