Research Papers/Topics in Educational Leadership

The Role Of School Cluster System As A Support Service For Teachers: A Case Of Oluno Circuit In The Oshana Region Of Namibia

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate views of respondents on how the school cluster system serves as a teachers‟ support service with the ultimate goal to improve learners‟ academic performance and teachers‟ professional development. The study used a qualitative approach and adopted a case study research design. The study involved three Cluster Centre Principals (CCPs), two Satellite School Principals (SSPs) and five teachers from secondary schools. Data were mainly collected...

Factors Causing High Turnover Rate Of Secondary Education Tutors At The Namibian College Of Open Learning: The Case Of Southern Region

ABSTRACTNAMCOL makes use of formal education teachers who are appointed by the College as part-time tutors. Tutors are appointed on a seven-month contract starting from March up to September of each year. They are allocated one to two class groups depending on the number of learners enrolled per subject and are remunerated on an hourly basis. Many tutors therefore, prefer to teach more than one class group and decline to be appointed for one group only because the more class groups they ...

Challenges Faced By School Boards In Executing Their Roles: A Case Study Of Four Rural Primary Schools In The Omusati Region In Namibia

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges faced by school board members in executing their roles in the rural primary schools of the Omusati Region. The Namibian Education Act, promulgated in 2001, was committed in ensuring democracy through active involvement of all stakeholders (principals, teachers, parents, other stakeholders and learners in secondary schools) in the decision-making processes in schools through school board members. However, the evolution ...

STAKEHOLDERS‟ PERCEPTION OF THE COMPUTERIZED SCHOOLS SELECTION PLACEMENT SYSTEM IN ASHANTI REGION..

ABSTRACT The Computerized School Selection and Placement System introduced in Ghana is yet to fully realize its usefulness as there are still elements of influence in the placement system far from the raw scores. The increasing level of inefficiencies therefore requires an investigation into stakeholders‟ perception on the CSSPS and its ability to resolve the challenges of the manual placement system. The study adopted a mixed research design involving the administration of questionna...

PARENTAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS FEMALE-CHILD EDUCATION IN THE KINTAMPO NORTH MUNICIPALITY ..

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the parental attitude towards female-child education in the Kintampo North Municipality. Respondents were two hundred and forty (240). This consists of thirty (30) teachers, one hundred students 190 students and twenty (20) parents. Two methods of data analysis were adopted, first, descriptive statistics involving the use of frequency, percentages and pie chart were used to present the data use to present data collected. The frequency wa...

MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF HEADMASTERS OF UNDERPERFORMING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE ATWIMA NWABIAGYA DISTRICT..

ABSTRACT This study primarily aimed to investigate management practices that are used to manage teachers, students, material resources and stakeholders’ in the underperforming junior high schools and to examine the management practices that affect teaching and learning activities. The study also aimed at recommending strategies for improving management practices in the underperforming junior high schools in the Atwima Nwabiagya district. The research consisted of a mixed method appro...

MOTIVATION AND ITS PERCEIVED EFFECTS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF TEACHERS OF PUBLIC BASIC SCHOOLS IN THE ATWIMA MPONUA DISTRICT ..

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess teacher motivation and its effect on students’ academic achievement, focusing on public junior high schools in the Atwima Mponua district. The objectives of the study were to establish how teachers feel when motivated on the job, determine teacher motivation and its effect on the academic achievement of pupils in basic schools of the Atwima Mponua District, and to find out the best motivational packages that promote teacher productivity...

TIME MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AMONG TEACHERS AT ADVENTIST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL KUMASI IN THE KUMASI METROPOLIS ..

ABSTRACT The study sought to find out how teachers manage instructional time at Adventist Senior High School in Kumasi. The main objectives of the study were to find out the effectiveness of teachers instructional time management at Adventist Senior High School, assess the challenges teachers face in managing instructional hours at Adventist Senior High School, and suggest strategies that could be adopted by the teachers to improve the use of instructional hours at Adventist Senior High...

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AMONG PUBLIC BASIC SCHOOLS IN DORMAA MUNICIPALITY ..

ABSTRACT This research sought to investigate instructional leadership delivery and classroom management of teachers among Public Basic Schools in Dormaa Municipality in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The target population for this study comprised of all public basic school teachers in the study area. (N= 1, 225). A sample of 130 teachers were randomly selected to participate in the study. Out of this sample selected, 124 representing 95% responded in the study. The study was conducted with des...

THE PERCEIVED IMPACT OF NGOs IN THE PROVISION OF BASIC EDUCATION IN THE TALENSI DISTRICT: THE CASE OF WORLD VISION GHANA ..

ABSTRACT Basic education is supposed to lay the foundation for further education and training; to this end, it is necessary that it is of a high quality to achieve its purposes of preparing the young ones for further learning in the future and to equip them with relevant knowledge and skills to enable them function effectively in society. The study examined the impact of World Vision in the provision of basic education in the Talensi District in the upper East Region. The descriptive su...

ASSESSING THE INFLUENCE OF HEADTEACHER’S TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICES ON TEACHER ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT: A STUDY OF SELECTED BASIC SCHOOLS IN UPPER MANYA KROBO DISTRICT..

ABSTRACT School leadership is supposed to be effective, strategic and transformative; resulting in high teacher commitment and motivation to do more than they are originally expected to do. The study examined the influence of headteacher’s transformational leadership practices on teacher organizational commitment in the Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern region. Cross-sectional descriptive survey design was used for the study. The purposive sampling technique was used to select...

SUPERVISORY PRACTICES OF HEADS IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN ASHANTI REGION: A CASE OF KUMASI SECONDARY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL..

ABSTRACT Supervision has become indispensable for it is an impetus enabling headmasters to maintaining order and sanity in schools particularly in senior high secondary schools. It has therefore become needful that in era where people would always want their way despite law and order, proper supervision has become appropriate to help sustain discipline. This makes it clear that, supervision cannot be underrated because it is a major constituent in any good leadership in every school for...

INFLUENCE OF STUDY HABITS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE KUMASI METROPOLIS..

ABSTRACT The study investigated the influence of study habit on academic performance of students in Mathematics in junior high schools in the Kumasi Metropolis. The study adopted descriptive survey research design where data were collected from Mathematics Teachers and Students in Weweso M/A JHS, Aprade JHS, Kentinkrono JHS and Emmanuel Methodist JHS, Anwomaso JHS. This through random sampling sampled 278 students and 10 Mathematics Teachers. The study designed two sets of questionnaire...

THE PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION ON THE QUALITY OF SUPPORT SERVICES RECEIVED .

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to find out the perception of the distance education students of Asanteman study center about the quality of support services received. The adopted descriptive survey design and 120 students were randomly selected for the study. A self-completion questionnaire was the main instrument used to collect data from the participants. A Cronbach alpha co-efficient of 0.71 was obtained for the instrument. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentag...

THE PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES OF INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION IN PUBLIC BASIC SCHOOLS IN THE WEST CIRCUIT OF BONGO DISTRICT IN THE UPPER EAST REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT This study was conducted to assess the practices and challenges of instructional supervision in public basic schools in the West circuit of Bongo district. Three research questions were formulated, on the various supervisory options applied by head teachers in these schools; the challenges faced by head teachers and the possible measures to mitigate the challenges in the study area. Descriptive survey method was employed. One Circuit of Bongo district was selected for the study...


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