An Assessment of Impact of School Leadership Styles on Students’ Academic Performance: A Case of Ilala Municipal District

Chuma, Askia Thomas (2015) An Assessment of Impact of School Leadership Styles on Students’ Academic Performance: A Case of Ilala Municipal District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the influence of schools’ leadership styles on students’ academic performance in Ilala district. The study sought to determine how leadership styles, decision making, staffs motivation and headmaster relationship with subordinates influence students’ academic performance in public secondary schools. The study was conducted using the descriptive survey and ex-post facto design to obtain thick data from the targeted population which consisted of the 4 public secondary schools, 1 District Education Officer,1 District Human Resource Officer, 4 Ward Education officers, 4 heads of schools and 40 teachers. Data were collected by the use of documentary review, questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions. The study found that being head of school, one should be committed and dedicated in order to steer the education institution towards the right direction. Based on the findings, it was evident that the use of mixed type of leadership style was necessary to improve students’ academic performance. This is because school leaders’ actions serve to legitimate whether a change is to be taken seriously and to support teachers psychologically and with resources. The researcher recommends that the heads of schools, educational stakeholders and other educational administrators to use transformational leadership styles which are support to educational environment, provision of capacity building and on job training to education leaders so as to meet objectives of educational policy. Researcher also suggest that a replica of the study to be undertaken by the use of different conceptual framework and approach.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:40
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:40

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