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van der Vyver, C. P.; Geduld, B. W. – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Many South African schools are underperforming academically and are labelled as trapped or yo-yo schools. The motivation and commitment of school leadership and educators play a critical role in realising improved academic results and sustainable improvement. In the study reported on here a 2-fold perspective was used to explore the problem of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Motivation, Educational Improvement
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Inandi, Yusuf; Giliç, Fahrettin – South African Journal of Education, 2021
This study reported on here aimed to determine the relationship between leadership styles (democratic, autocratic and transformational) and organisational cynicism in addition to examining whether leadership styles predict organisational cynicism. The data were collected from 426 teachers (183 male and 243 female teachers) from primary and…
Descriptors: Correlation, School Administration, Principals, Leadership Styles
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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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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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Xaba, Mgadla Isaac; Mofokeng, Salome Kelly – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we investigated the nature of the organisational climates of well-performing, historically disadvantaged secondary schools. These schools were designated for Black learners during the apartheid era in townships and rural areas. Despite their "disadvantagedness", many of these schools have consistently…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Organizational Climate, High Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools
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Magaña-Medina, Deneb Elí; Aquino-Zúñiga, Silvia Patricia; Valdés-Cuervo, Angel Alberto; Parra-Pérez, Lizeth Guadalupe – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Adopting learner-centred teaching approaches is important to advance student performance in Mexican rural communities, which have historically been disadvantaged. Yet, little research exists on the factors that might promote the use of this teaching approach. In the study reported on here we examined the associations between principals'…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Student Centered Learning, Principals, Educational Environment
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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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Aina, Adebunmi Yetunde; Bipath, Keshni – South African Journal of Education, 2020
To realise the ideal of quality inclusive education, proper financial management is vital. Existing literature indicates that the mismanagement of school funds is largely due to principals and the school governing bodies (SGB) in many schools not having good working relationships with stakeholders and lacking the necessary financial skills, more…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries, Principals
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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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Dube, Bekithemba; Tsotetsi, Cias – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article, we problematise the practice of appointing principals on the basis of comradeship instead of excellence, qualifications and competency. The appointment of principals in South Africa has, over the years, become politicised and unionised to the extent that it is contextualised within comradeship narratives, thereby negating the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Personnel Selection, Faculty Promotion
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