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School management training in Zimbabwe: needs and opportunities

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dc.contributor.advisor Kamper, G.D. (Prof) en Moyo, Sifelani en 2009-08-25T11:00:47Z 2009-08-25T11:00:47Z 2009-08-25T11:00:47Z 2002-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Moyo, Sifelani (2009) School management training in Zimbabwe: needs and opportunities, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the relevance of School Management Training (SMT) to school practice; present an overview of SMT in Zimbabwe; and identify and analyse relevant SMT models to school headship. The research methods involved a literature study of primary and secondary sources, as well as an empirical situation analysis of SMT in Zimbabwe. The secondary sources comprised books, journals, research dissertations and thesis. The primary sources comprised official circulars, courses outlines the B.Ed (EAPPS) degree programme and the Heads Training Support Programme (HTSP) modules. The knowledge drawn from these sources was the basis for developing appropriate models for SMT. The empirical situation analysis comprised the use of questionnaires and interviews to examine the content, typology, the modes of SMT in Zimbabwe, as provided by a sample of 218 randomly selected school heads in Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South regions. Personal and group interviews were conducted with selected school heads. The findings revealed the following strengths of SMT in Zimbabwe: &#61623; Induction SMT is offered to newly-appointed school heads in order to inspire their confidence in leadership. &#61623; Various forms of continuing on-site SMT on-the-job training opportunities to school heads. &#61623; Whilst off-site SMT workshops inculcate skills from school headship experience, SMT conferences and seminars run by heads' professional associations cater for SMT needs of school heads. Weaknesses of SMT in Zimbabwe exposed by the study involve: &#61623; Lack of SMT newsletters to encourage self-induction &#61623; Lack of institutional provision for the smooth co-ordination of SMT &#61623; Little involvement of university experts in non-formal SMT A tripartite collaborative SMT model which integrates self-development, university tuition and HTSP tuition is recommended. For the smooth operation of the model a dedicated institute for SMT is recommended. Any further research study, local or in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, should investigate the feasibility of a tripartite collaborative model and the dedicated institute in SMT. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 219 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject School management training en
dc.subject Training for school heads en
dc.subject School management training needs en
dc.subject Opportunities for school management training en
dc.subject Models for school management training en
dc.subject Developing school leaders en
dc.subject Professional development for school heads en
dc.subject Training school leaders en
dc.subject Educational development for school heads en
dc.subject Training of school principals en
dc.subject Continuing development of school principals en
dc.subject Contents and methods of training school heads en
dc.subject.ddc 371.2096891
dc.subject.lcsh School management and organization -- Study and teaching -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh School principals -- Training of -- Zimbabwe
dc.title School management training in Zimbabwe: needs and opportunities en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en D.Ed. (Education Management) en

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