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Towards a leadership model for the effective management of further education and training colleges in the Gauteng province

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetzer, I.A. (Prof.) en Mohlokoane, Mokatsane Jakamene Stephen en 2009-08-25T10:50:55Z 2009-08-25T10:50:55Z 2009-08-25T10:50:55Z 2004-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Mohlokoane, Mokatsane Jakamene Stephen (2009) Towards a leadership model for the effective management of further education and training colleges in the Gauteng province, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a study of a leadership model for the effective management of Further Education and Training (FET) colleges in the Gauteng Province. This research was triggered by the need for quality and sound leadership skills highly needed in FET colleges. The vision of FET colleges lies at the heart of the integration of the country's education and training system. Leadership is the distinguishing factor in bringing about organisational transformation. A key contemporary issue in the development of a high quality education service relates to the new thinking about how best to pursue quality and excellence in FET colleges. Leadership, strategic planning and the need for alternative models of management lead, inevitably, towards a reconsideration of both staff competencies and continuing staff and organisational development. This research seeks to assist those who have the responsibility of leading and managing the further conceptualisation and implementation of further education and training. A qualitative research was conducted, in which a newly merged college in Pretoria was chosen as a case study for this research. The following constituted the broad aims of this study: &#61623; To examine the leadership strategies that should be employed for effective management of FET colleges; &#61623; To investigate the vision and mission development and implementation and the organisational structures established; &#61623; To determine the opportunities and challenges offered by the new large and multi-sited college; and &#61623; To investigate a leadership model for the effective management of FET colleges. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with the leadership of the college ranging from the senior managers, campus managers, middle managers to educators. Analysis of documents and observation notes was also done to supply more data about FET leadership. Data were analysed and interpreted by identifying themes and categories that would shed more light into the effective leadership of the college. The following recommendations were made: &#61623; A new approach to the leadership of the college should be adopted; &#61623; The leadership of the college should be more accountable and responsive to community needs; &#61623; More financial support should be allocated to FET colleges; and &#61623; More focus should be given to learner support. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 171 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Team approach en
dc.subject Strategic management of colleges en
dc.subject Leadership strategies and approaches en
dc.subject Further education and training en
dc.subject Management en
dc.subject Model en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Leadership development en
dc.subject Organisational structures en
dc.subject Fet college partnerships en
dc.subject.ddc 374.12096822
dc.subject.lcsh Adult education -- South Africa -- Gauteng -- Administration
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Strategic planning -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational change -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.title Towards a leadership model for the effective management of further education and training colleges in the Gauteng province en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en D.Ed. (Education Management) en

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