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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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Moeketsane, Maribaneng; Jita, Loyiso; Jita, Thuthukile – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Too often, instructional leadership is perceived as an area of competence for principals with less focus on teachers, especially those with subject leadership responsibilities. In the study reported on here we investigated the perspectives of subject leaders and their perceived competence in instructional leadership as a basis for its correlation.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Role
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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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Nhlapo, Velaphi Aaron – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The purpose of the study reported on here was to explore the extent to which the role of the principal as ex officio member of the School Governing Body (SGB) facilitated or hindered the development of strategies that are effective and sustainable for the maintenance of school facilities. The rationale for this study was that the South African…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Role, Sustainability, Educational Facilities
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Sepuru, Malesela Gilbert; Mohlakwana, Mokgadi Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we aimed to explore how beginner principals perceived their roles as new appointees. School principals are expected to demonstrate proficiency when performing leadership and management roles in schools. Based on the fact that no certificate for principalship exists, newly appointed principals rely on their teaching…
Descriptors: Principals, Novices, School Administration, Foreign Countries
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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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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
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Setlhodi, Itumeleng Innocentia – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Collaboration between the school governing body (SGB) and the school management team (SMT) in underperforming schools remains the crest for successful action taken to turn around performance as envisaged in the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 (Republic of South Africa, 1996). Their interaction is crucial in advancing the course of performance…
Descriptors: School Administration, Governing Boards, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Khumalo, Jan B.; Van der Vyver, C. P. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The development of critical skills for deputy principals is a matter which deserves attention, owing to the critical role which deputy principals are expected to play in school management. However, this area of research is neglected and has received limited attention in the literature that focuses on school leadership development. In this vein,…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Secondary Schools, Skill Development, Management Development
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Gcelu, Ntombizandile – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study focused on the effectiveness of stakeholder collaboration in the prevention of learner pregnancy in secondary schools. Literature indicates that teamwork is a powerful tool for positive results and that stakeholder collaboration is key to preventing learner pregnancy. The author believes that formal and informal collaboration are…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Cooperation, Prevention, Pregnancy
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Naidoo, Parvathy – South African Journal of Education, 2019
One of the reasons attributed to the continuous decline in student performance and low educational outcomes in public schools is the poor leadership displayed by many principals. Despite the fact that there are no stringent criteria for the appointment of school principals or prerequisite qualifications, principals do have the potential to lead…
Descriptors: School Administration, Public Schools, Principals, Administrator Qualifications
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Basson, Philip; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 requires school governing bodies (SGBs) to take responsibility for the management of school finances. However, research in this field of study revealed that many SGB members lack the necessary knowledge and financial skills to effectively and efficiently manage schools' finances. This has resulted in more…
Descriptors: School Administration, Governing Boards, Educational Finance, Money Management
Nthontho, Maitumeleng Albertina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Implementation of religion policy in schools has provoked contradictions and contestations in South Africa and across the globe. Reports on costly and protracted court cases and legislative battles between schools and parents as well as between schools and departments of education over religion in schools have been increasing at an alarming rate.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Policy, Leadership Training, Court Litigation
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Terhoven, René; Fataar, Aslam – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the way in which the school management teams (SMTs) of three selected working-class schools have developed and implemented a range of leadership practices within their schools in order to provide a platform for optimal teaching and learning. The article is based on qualitative research conducted in schools on the outskirts…
Descriptors: Working Class, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Leadership Role
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