Assessment of Leadership Practices at School Level in Community Secondary Schools: A Case of Selected Schools in Kinondoni Municipality, Tanzania

Massawe, Doreen (2014) Assessment of Leadership Practices at School Level in Community Secondary Schools: A Case of Selected Schools in Kinondoni Municipality, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study has employed a case study design to assess leadership practices of heads of schools as a factor affecting students’ academic performance in community secondary schools. The major findings were that heads of schools in sampled community secondary schools failed to articulate and involve teachers and students in realizing the school goals and mission. Also it was noted that they failed to supervise teaching and learning activities effectively. Furthermore as leaders, the heads of schools were gradually losing their symbolic traits because they have withdrawn from teaching and curriculum related responsibilities. The study recommends: (a) Heads of schools should closely supervise curriculum implementation in the schools they administer, and design ways and mechanisms for monitoring teachers and students’ attendance as well as the fulfilment of their tasks. (b) The heads of schools are supposed to adopt collaborative structure and leadership styles which provide a room for stakeholders to participate in decision making about school wide issues. (c) They should also make sure that they get enough time to involve themselves in teaching activities by delegating some powers or they should allow some of their responsibilities to be done by other staff so as to enhance positive symbolic traits.

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 Jan 2016 12:29
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:29
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/579

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