The Role Of School Management Team In Enhancing Students' Academic Performance In Secondary Schools.

Mlola, Benedicta A. (2021) The Role Of School Management Team In Enhancing Students' Academic Performance In Secondary Schools. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study investigated the role of the school management team in enhancing secondary school students' student academic performance. The study focused on head of school views on the SMT, the role of SMT, and the factors influencing the SMT in enhancing student academic performance. The study was conducted in Hanang' district, in which six secondary schools were sampled out of 36 schools in Hanang District comprising 114 respondents, including six heads of schools, 30 teachers, 60 students, 15 parents, and three administrators. Data was gathered through the use of a questionnaire and an interview guide, and it was analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics and content analysis. The study found that there were misscommunications between teachers and the SMT members that led to confusion about school visions and strategies and less availability of school resources. The study concludes that the raising or falling of student academic performance may be hampered by the unfriendly working situation, hence the SMTs stand as a cornerstone between the school head and the staff or non-staff members. There is a need for SMTs and school teachers to create awareness-creating opportunities to share school matters. Moreover, teachers and students would like to have a friendly environment where they can talk about their problems, feelings, and attitudes. They would also like to be listened to and cared for, hence the SMT's need to be good listeners to students' and teachers' feelings and problems. Keywords:School management, secondary school, student academic performance

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 09:06
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 10:45

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