Influence of Head Teachers Leadership Role on Academic Performance: A Case of Public Primary Schools in Singida Municipal Council, Tanzania

Makia, Neema Ezekiel (2016) Influence of Head Teachers Leadership Role on Academic Performance: A Case of Public Primary Schools in Singida Municipal Council, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study sought to investigate The Influence of Head Teachers Leadership Roles on the Academic Performance in Singida Municipal Council, Tanzania. The study had three objectives, first, to investigate the academic qualifications and managerial training of the PPSHTs in Singida Municipal. Second, to investigate leadership techniques of HTs and their impact on school academic performance. And third, to investigate leadership techniques that HTs used in providing quality education. The study involved 157 participants, including head teachers, teachers, pupils, parents and school committee members. School HTs sample was purposively selected, teachers, school committee and parents samples obtained through simple random techniques while pupils’ sample obtained through cluster and simple random techniques. Interviews, questionnaires, focus group discussions, observation and documentary review were data collection methods for the study. The study revealed that, the academic qualifications of most HTs were below the standard, HTs lacked proper skills of managing their schools and HTs involved education stakeholders and parents who provided fiscal non fiscal resources. For the realization good academic performance HTs were to make sure that T&L resources are available and teachers are motivated. The following recommendations were made for action to improve academic performance. On job training and seminars for HTs, motivation and incentives to teachers, HTs should be transparent and accountable and there is a need to review the 1995 Education policy. Further studies should be done on the influence of head teacher’s on academic performance in private primary schools and/or on the influence of head teacher’s on academic performance of in rural public primary schools.

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: 14 Feb 2017 12:37
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1586

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