The Influence of Headmaster’s Managerial Skills on Effective School Management: A Case of Public Secondary Schools in Mbeya –Tanzania

Kamete, Janeth M. (2014) The Influence of Headmaster’s Managerial Skills on Effective School Management: A Case of Public Secondary Schools in Mbeya –Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The Research is about the influence of the headmaster’s managerial skills on effective school management. The study was guided by four research objectives; to assess the conceptual skills acquired by the of public secondary school headmasters, to identify the human skills acquired by the of public secondary school headmasters, to explore the communication skills acquired by of public secondary school the headmasters and to examine the leadership skills acquired by the of public secondary school headmasters. Different sources of literature review such as books, journals and theories and empirical literature studies were used. The study was conducted in Mbeya City covering 10 schools in Mbeya Urban. The sample comprised of 40 respondents and all 40 respondents responded. Data were collected through questionnaires and analysed through SPSS computer package. The results indicated that majority of the headmasters in public secondary school have managerial skills. The study recommendations, among others, were Secondary school heads need to employ their conceptual, human communication as well as leadership skills to encourage academic staff to improve on the quality of classroom teaching/learning by exposing students to competence based learning. The headmaster should employ communication skills to convey the right message to their academic staff, regarding poor performance of students and its impact in economic as well as social development of citizens. The Government also should lay down a policy on managerial skills training for the head of schools as they do in other managerial levels in other organizations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Institute of Continuing Education > Department of Professional Studies and Continuing Education
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:04
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/805

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