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The role of the school management team in staff development

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dc.contributor.advisor Gabela, R.V.
dc.contributor.advisor Duma, M.A.N.
dc.contributor.author Khambule, Christopher M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-13T10:11:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-13T10:11:07Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/725
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the FACULTY OF EDUCATION at the UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF EDUCATION in the Department of Educational Planning and Administration, 2007. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the role of the school management team in staff development as well as factors that help and hinder the team in this regard. The effectiveness of strategies that have been put in place by school management teams is also analysed. The literature review, which involves various textbooks, magazines, newspapers and journals related to the study, makes it clear that the school management team is responsible for staff development in schools. Various approaches to staff development were furthermore identified in order to relate them to staff development practice. * Questionnaires with open and closed-ended questions were used to obtain information from the respondents. The population of the study included members of the school management team and post level-one educators. Analysis of information received from the respondents indicated that staff development could be improved with the cooperation of subject advisers, the organisation of workshops on staff development, by conducting regular staff appraisals, encouraging educators to further their studies, providing intensive induction and by socialisation. The findings of the study necessitated recommendations by the investigator regarding staff development The findings also established that both the post level-one educators and school management team were familiar with the roles of the school management team in staff development. The school management teams were seen not to be doing what was expected of them. It also became clear that post level-one educators were not prepared to accept changes as demanded by the Department of Education and that staff development programmes and policies have to be put in place. It is recommended that funds should be earmarked for staff development and that workshops on staff development must be offered. The school management team should encourage educators to further their studies and thus improve their teaching strategies en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject School management teams--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject School management and organization--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal. en_US
dc.subject Teachers--Training of--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Staff development en_US
dc.title The role of the school management team in staff development en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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