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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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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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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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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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Horne, Andre Leonard; du Plessis, Yvonne; Nkomo, Stella – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This article examines the role of leadership in the development of academic talent in higher education from a social exchange and organizational support perspective. Drawing from a sample of academic staff at a large South African university, the study investigates the extent to which a quality leader-member exchange relationship versus a formal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Department Heads, Administrator Role
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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
This article analyses interview data from 54 women school principals in South Africa to explore how women position their identities in relation to their gender, ethnicity and other characteristics. While grounded in their own context, the women's strategies resonate with those of women in many parts of the world. Five strategies are discerned:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Females, Professional Identity
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Maringe, Felix; Moletsane, Relebohile – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
The paper suggests that multiple deprivation is a concept as yet lacking in substantial theoretical analysis and that its application as a research framing tool in education is relatively recent. As a concept, multiple deprivation suggests a confluence of factors which depress learning and place unique challenges on leadership and which act in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Disadvantaged Schools, Leadership
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Maringe, Felix; Masinire, Alfred; Nkambule, Thabisile – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
Multiple deprivation affects a large proportion of schools in South Africa. The past 20 years of democracy have tended to focus on reforming education through curricula revision and a raft of redress-directed interventions, through the application of what we call a broad-brush policy approach. The paper argues that a broad-brush policy application…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Schools
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