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Investigating the participation of school management teams in managing the instructional programme : a case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Kruger, A.G.
dc.contributor.author Du Plooy, Kevin James
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-24T14:47:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-24T14:47:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation Du Plooy, Kevin James (2010) Investigating the participation of school management teams in managing the instructional programme : a case study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4225> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4225
dc.description.abstract Public concern about the quality of teaching and learning is at an all time high in respect of certain schools in South Africa. This study focuses on the participation of the SMT members in managing the instructional programme with a view on improving the academic performance of learners. The lack of the involvement of all the members of the SMT thus prompted this investigation. Apart from the literature review, an empirical investigation, based on a qualitative paradigm involving interviews, was undertaken to collect data at selected primary schools in Circuit 1 in the Metropole North Education District of the Western Cape Education Department. Other methods used included observations as well as the analyses of documents relevant to the investigation. As a case study this research examined the involvement of all the members of the SMT by utilizing the principles of participative management. It is hoped that this study will contribute to the improvement of the academic performance of schools by virtue of what has been highlighted as a reason for the poor performance of schools namely the lack of involvement of all the members of the SMT in the management of the instructional programme. The literature findings revealed that School Management Teams (SMTs) have to be properly structured. The SMT should be involved in decision-making in matters that concern them. This, together with a more effective and efficiently managed instructional programme, should improve the academic performance of learners. Empirical findings indicated that the members of the SMT consider themselves professionally trained individuals with the expertise needed to deliver what is expected from them. The study further revealed that the success of a school depends on effective instruction as a result of the effective management and leading of the instructional programme by all members of the SMT. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 143 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject School management team en
dc.subject Consultation en
dc.subject Instructional programme en
dc.subject Sub-committees en
dc.subject Paradigm shift en
dc.subject Participative management
dc.subject Interaction involvement of SMT members
dc.subject Principal as memeber of the SMT
dc.subject Instructional leadership tasks
dc.subject.ddc 372.1207096873
dc.subject.lcsh School management teams -- South Africa -- Western Cape -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh School management and organization -- South Africa -- Western Cape -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Elementary -- South Africa -- Western Cape -- Case studies
dc.title Investigating the participation of school management teams in managing the instructional programme : a case study en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Education management
dc.description.degree M.Ed. (Education Management)


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