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Leadership as a variable for promoting principals in KwaZulu and the Department of Education and Training

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dc.contributor.advisor Nxumalo, O.E.H.M.
dc.contributor.author Gumede, Caleb Muziwendoda
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-25T11:43:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-25T11:43:29Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.other 241312
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/286
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment or partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of master of Education in the Departmnet of Educational Planning and Administartion at the University of Zululand, 1991. en_US
dc.description.abstract The object of this study is to determine the role played by leadership in the promotion of principals in the departments of education. In the statement of the problem it was suggested that in the promotion of principals, the officials of the Department of Education in KwaZulu and in the Department of Education and Training should consider the following aspects: the acquisition of academic and professional qualifications, experience, as well as leadership qualities. A distinction is drawn between a manager and a leader. Leaders influence the activities of their subordinates towards realising desired goals. A comparison is made between Yukl's (1970) leadership dimension (consideration, initiating structure, decision centralization), Lewin's (1944) theoretical typology (authoritarian, democratic, laissez faire) and Lambert and Lambert's (1964) organizational shapes (pyramid and circle organizational structures). Communication, Innovation and measurement by objectives were discussed as some of the vital skills of leadership. It was emphasized that they should be acquired by a prospective principal. In this study the questionnaire was used as a research tool. The questionnaire saves time and money. The researcher took advantage of a "Convenience sampling" and administered his questionnaires. It was decided, through empirical investigation, that leadership is a vital prerequisite for the promotion of school principals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject School principals en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.title Leadership as a variable for promoting principals in KwaZulu and the Department of Education and Training en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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