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Motivational role of school managers in the Nquthu District of Vryheid Region

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dc.contributor.advisor Gabela, R.V.
dc.contributor.author Mhlungu, Zandile Florence
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-19T10:35:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-19T10:35:19Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other 268136
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/430
dc.description Submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Master of Education in the Department of Educational Planning and Administration at the University of Zululand, 2003. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is aimed at an analysis of motivation which is viewed as one of the roles of school managers. It also examines the steps that school principals take to accomplish this role. The study has been divided into five chapters; namely: Chapter 1. Orientation Chapter 2. Literature review Chapter 3. Empirical research design Chapter 4. Data analysis and interpretation Chapter 5. Findings and recommendations The subjects of the study were 19 senior secondary school principals around the Nquthu district of Vryheid region in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The study revealed that the motivational strategies that principals employ could be categorized into the following: Environmental factors Interpersonal relations Work Empowerment and assignment of duties Equity Rewards Leadership style of the manager The study also reveals factors that hinder school managers in their endeavor to motivate staff. These factors are as follows: Lack of co-operation between educators and learners Schools that are in deep rural areas that are characterized by lack of resources and poor infrastructures Simultaneous introduction of a number of initiatives in the department of education Instability faced by educators in the teaching profession Lack of rewards and incentives for educators who perform extremely well Scheduling of workshops, courses and in-service training during the tuition period Although the researcher makes certain recommendations in order to overcome the above mentioned demotivating factors, there is still a need for the Department of Education to address these factors and their impact on the motivation of educators, as they are seen to have an adverse effect on their performance. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject School management en_US
dc.title Motivational role of school managers in the Nquthu District of Vryheid Region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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