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Naicker, Inbanathan; Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Ncokwana, Zamokwakhe Thandinkosi – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Drawing on the quintile system of categorising schools, South African public schools are bifurcated into no-fee and fee-paying schools. Emerging research has shown that school principals in both categories of schools encounter several challenges with regard to school funding. In this article, we employ contingency leadership theory to examine how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Fees, Principals
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Samuel, Michael Anthony; Pillay, Ansurie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Research studies on financial management in South African public schools expands recurrent literature, most of which have largely pathologised school leadership and management, and rural schools in particular. This article instead draws from a qualitative case study of success, which examined how five novice principals in a rural setting went…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, Public Schools, Case Studies
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Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani; Myende, Phumlani Erasmus – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This paper explores what, from school principals' perspectives, constitutes leadership for coping with and adapting to policy change within deprived school contexts. Using qualitative interpretive research, we drew from the practices of five principals that were purposively selected from a broader study, which focused on school principals'…
Descriptors: Principals, Coping, Educational Change, Educational Policy