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Umar, Ombuguhim Salman; Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu; Hoque, Kazi Enamul – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here, we investigated the effectiveness of principal leadership practices in secondary schools in Niger State, Nigeria. Surveys were conducted with 154 principals, 269 heads of the department and 25 members of staff from the Secondary Education Board in Niger State. The findings indicate that the extent of principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Department Heads, Boards of Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Ergin, Ismet; Kaplan, Füsun; Korkmaz, Ayse – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The aim of the research reported on here was to determine the perceptions of school administrators and teachers working at Anatolian high schools on the characteristics of effective schools. The determined perceptions of teachers and administrators were important for creating more efficient educational domains by sharing leadership among…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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Mkhwanazi, T.; Ngcobo, A. Z.; Ngema, S.; Bansilal, S. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Research on teacher professional development generally states that teachers do not take new innovations on board easily. The study reported on here focused on the uptake of a curriculum tracker tool designed to improve curriculum coverage by mathematics teachers. The tool formed part of the Jika iMfundo (JiM) programme launched by the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Thajane, S. B.; Masitsa, M. G. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Despite numerous attempts by the Free State Department of Education to train primary school principals on how to design and implement school policies, numerous schools do not implement school policies satisfactorily. In this article we examine the implementation of school policies in township primary schools in the Free State province, South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, School Policy, Public Agencies
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Nkomo, Duduzile; Mulaudzi, Peter; Dube, Buyisani – South African Journal of Education, 2021
With this study we sought to investigate the effectiveness of assessment of learners with dyslexia in mainstream primary schools in the Bubi district of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. An exploratory case study design of the qualitative approach was adopted. Semi-structured individual interviews and focus group interviews (FGI) were used to collect…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Young Children, Early Intervention
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Obadire, Olufunmilayo Tenidade; Sinthumule, Dzivhonele Albert – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Learner discipline is one of the bases of effective teaching and learning. If learners are not well disciplined, schools will not provide the best possible education. Therefore, it is important that good disciplinary measures and procedures be put in place in any school. In this article we investigate how learners in schools are currently being…
Descriptors: Discipline, Punishment, Civil Rights, Discipline Policy
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Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The Amended National Norms and Standards for School Funding (ANNSSF) policy of 2006 introduced a funding model to address equity in public schooling. Schools are ranked into one of five quintiles of which quintile 1 represents the poorest schools and quintile 5 the most affluent. The ANNSSF policy proposes that the state provide more funding for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Fees, School Administration
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani; Kunene, Isiah Sizwe – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Efficient and equitable use of financial resources has been one of the education policy objectives to achieve quality in education. Subsequently, the achievement of efficient and equitable use of financial resources in schools depends on the principals' understanding of their role in managing financial resources. However, evidence spanning…
Descriptors: Principals, Money Management, Educational Quality, Educational Finance
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Thaba-Nkadimene, Kgomotlokoa Linda – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here the problem of inadequacies in educational provisioning among public schools that has a negative influence on teachers' productivity and learners' academic outcomes was examined. The primary objective of this study was to examine teachers' and principals' perceptions on the influence of educational provision on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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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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Buys, Melanie; du Plessis, Pierre; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2020
With the promulgation of the South African Schools Act of 1996, public education in South Africa was decentralised and communities were made responsible for school governance. This placed the responsibility on school governing bodies (SGBs) to take all measures within their means to supplement state funding for the acquisition of adequate human…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Fund Raising, Educational Legislation, Public Education
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Mamabolo, Anastacia – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The South African Department of Basic Education introduced school funding regulations to ensure that all learners will have access to quality education. However, the dynamic, complex, turbulent and competitive macroenvironmental conditions, which have resulted in decreased public finances being available, will have a negative impact on the already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role, Entrepreneurship
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Barnett, Emma Priscilla; Maarman, Rouaan – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The purpose of the study reported on here was to investigate the implementation of the no-fee schools policy in quintile 1 schools in the Frances Baard district of the Northern Cape province. The South African schooling system categorises schools into quintile 1 to 5 schools, and, since 2006, disadvantaged learners in quintiles 1 to 3 have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Program Implementation
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de Bruyn, Nicolette; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we report on a qualitative study which explored the life narratives and career trajectories of female school principals, to determine resilience factors in the principalship position. The female principals' voices and lived experiences were principle focus areas, not barriers or challenges they faced. In-depth insights were…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Women Administrators, School Administration, Principals
Gokyer, Necmi – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we aimed to determine the role of strengthening leadership behaviour on the psychological contract in primary and secondary schools. The population was a total of 7,772 teachers (3,627 primary school teachers and 4,145 middle school teachers) working in the districts of Baglar, Kayapinar, Sur and Yenisehir in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Role, Leadership Styles
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