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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Ncwane, Sithenjwa Hopewell; Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
In this paper, we report on the findings of a study that sought to understand the nature of circuit managers' leadership in supporting teaching and learning in the context of multiple deprivations in South Africa. The paper aimed first at examining the nature of circuit managers' leadership for learning in deprived school contexts, and second to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Administrators, Leadership
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Davids, Nuraan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The introduction of school governing bodies in South African schools has largely been motivated by a democratic discourse of communal participation, belonging and accountability. How this has been interpreted has seemingly been limited to understandings of parental participation in the daily functioning of schools. In turn, research on school…
Descriptors: Governance, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Bodalina, Kishan N.; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This research was inspired by two critical factors relating to women leaders in senior positions in education district offices. Firstly, women leaders are continually plagued with stereotyping, and secondly, women are repeatedly undermined by male colleagues. Although the South African Constitution and other related legislation prohibits any form…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Central Office Administrators, Foreign Countries
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Wills, Gabrielle; van der Berg, Servaas – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This paper describes a process to develop and trial new metrics in South Africa to quantify school leadership and management practices or processes that are considered theoretically related to literacy outcomes. The predictive validity of these measures is assessed in challenging contexts, including 60 township and rural primary schools in South…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Administration, Literacy, Rural Schools
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Moorosi, Pontso – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the light of recent media reports of racism in South African schools, this paper examines the role of school principalship standards in addressing race in South African educational leadership. The paper draws on tenets of critical race theory to examine how issues of race are addressed in the Policy for School Principalship Standard in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Race, Principals
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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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Van der Merwe, Hettie – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This article explores the intervention strategy used by the staff and school management team of a South African township school to ensure that final-year learners exposed to an environment of multiple deprivation are adequately prepared for the year-end standardised examination. Analysis of the interview data confirms literature findings on the…
Descriptors: Slum Schools, Educational Attainment, Intervention, Outcomes of Education
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Blake, Beverley Shannon; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The crisis in the quality of South African education is evident in a growing perception among South Africans that public schooling will not be able to enhance the educational outcomes and future of their children. This has resulted in a flight trend of learners across all types of primary and secondary education. Historically (pre-1994), South…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, School Choice, Middle Class
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Zuze, Tia Linda; Juan, Andrea – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
International research has shown that the quality of school leadership and management (SLM) is important for teaching and learning, particularly in schools where there is acute resource deprivation. This article explores the relationship between leadership and academic achievement in South African secondary schools with varying socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Disadvantaged Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Grant, Carolyn – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In established democracies, the notion of 'singular' school leadership practised by the principal has been challenged and a more expansive approach to leadership which includes the practice of teacher leadership is now widely accepted by practitioners and researchers alike. In contrast, in emerging democracies the practice of teacher leadership is…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Instructional Leadership
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Tulowitzki, Pierre – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
While shadowing as a method has been analysed and discussed, these discussions have often been focused on (business) management research as opposed to school leadership research. Additionally, little attention has so far been paid to the parameters of shadowing. Without knowledge of these matters, the validity, merits and difficulties of shadowing…
Descriptors: Job Shadowing, Principals, Leadership Training, Educational Administration
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Globally, there is agreement that school-community partnerships are one of the mechanisms to address challenges that schools cannot address alone. However, evidence suggests that where school-community partnerships have been initiated, their functionality and continuity is not always easy to achieve, and research locally and internationally has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability
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Jooste, Karien; Frantz, Jose; Waggie, Firdouza – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Universities are in a highly competitive environment, needing strong academic leadership. Some heads of departments have been appointed into leadership positions in a healthcare faculty after having been mere academics for a few years. They are more likely to experience challenges. This study aimed to explore the views and understanding of heads…
Descriptors: Health Services, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Msila, Vuyisile – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
There have been constant debates on how to improve school leadership in South Africa. This has emanated from numerous research findings locally and internationally that demonstrate that schools will be as effective as the people who are at their helm. The national Zenex/Advanced Certificate in Education research findings have also claimed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Mentors, Qualitative Research
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Govender, Neelan; Grobler, Bennie; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The Holistic Equilibrium Theory of Organizational Development was used to gain an in-depth understanding of the influence of holistic staff capacity on conducting effective internal whole-school evaluation (IWSE) within the Gauteng Department of Education's public secondary schools. In the context of South African education, the staff of each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Groups), Holistic Approach, Secondary Schools
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