Education Management Research Papers/Topics

Managing Curriculum Change from the Middle: How Academic Middle Managers Enact Their Role in Higher Education

Abstract: Literature shows that the role of academic middle managers (AMMs) has been a subject of contestation for a long time the world over owing to the fact that there has not been a clear cut articulation of what exactly this role constitutes or means. Such a situation according to literature has tended to affect the way the AMMs enact their role in their different departments and organisations. Traditionally, the role of the academic middle manager has been viewed as transmitters of top...

Academic Middle Manager-Driven Strategies for Managing Curriculum Change in Higher Education

Abstract: This study is an investigation of strategies that can be deployed by academic middle managers (AMMs) to support successful planning, implementation and management of curriculum change in higher education. It has been consistently shown in literature that well above half of curriculum improvements which fail to be successfully implemented are due to failure by the improvement sponsors to effectively plan particularly with regards to the identification and deployment of effective cur...

Emerging perspectives and challenges for virtual collaborative learning in an institution of higher education: a case of Lesotho

Abstract: Purpose – This study aims to investigate emerging perspectives and challenges which teaching staff and students in the Faculties of Business and Accounting, Health and Education as well as Computing encountered in using Virtual Collaborative Learning during their classes in one accredited institution of higher education in Maseru district Lesotho. Previously conducted studies reveal that although similar studies to the current one have been conducted in different countries across...

Virtual Laboratories a Solution for Tertiary Science Education in Botswana

Abstract: The aim of this survey was to evaluate the suitability and acceptability of virtual laboratories as alternatives or supplements to the traditional physical laboratories in the teaching of graduates in laboratory-driven science disciplines in Botswana. Participants were drawn from three universities in Gaborone, Botswana. The majority of respondents (66.7%), were faculty staff members and the rest (33.3%), were postgraduate students or recent graduates (0-5 years) at Masters or PhD ...

Implementation of Classroom Management Strategies in Primary Schools in Botswana

Abstract: Literature shows that high incidences of classroom disciplinary problems have a significant impact on the effectiveness of teaching and learning.Use of classroom management strategies to manage the behaviour of students is therefore critical in mitigating behavioural problems and in achieving positive educational outcomes in the classrooms. The importance of classroom management in creating a positive classroom climate within which effective teaching and learning can occur is v...

A model for planning and implementing curriculum change in Private higher education in Botswana

Abstract: This paper examined the role of academic middle managers (AMMs) in the planning and implementation of curriculum change in private higher education institutions (PHEIs) in Botswana. Drawing from various sources of literature and theoretical underpinnings, the study described how AMMs enact their role in curriculum change. A quantitative approach that used a structured questionnaire for data collection was used in the study. Results of the study showed that AMMs face numerous challe...

Educational Management Crisis Under the Post Covid-19 Pandemic Realities in Nigeria

This research is a study of the situational realities Nigeria has been plunged into in the aftermath of the COVID-19 global pandemic which translate into educational management crisis, following the decline in the surge of the global pandemic. The study investigates the present situation of systemic academic declension caused by the ripple effect of the pandemic in the educational sector. It forelays the ground for a plethora of chain-reaction of endemic crisis of educational management witne...

Challenges Facing Heads of Public Secondary Schools in Implementation of School Development Plans in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate on the challenges facing heads of public secondary schools in implementing their school development plans in Morogoro Municipality. The study was cross – sectional and employed survey method. Two instruments were developed and used to collect data for the study. They were questionnaire and interviews. The total number of the respondents were 100 and were selected to address the research objectives. Teachers who participated in the ...

Quality Assurance and Principal-Teacher Effectiveness in Public Secondary Schools in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

  ABSTRACT This research examined influence of quality assurance on principal-teacher effectiveness in public secondary schools in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The study covers all the public senior secondary schools. Three research questions were raised and three null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. A descriptive survey research design was used. The population of the study was 4014 consisting of 57 principals and3957 teachers from 57 public seconda...

The Impact of NEP 2020 on Higher Education System in India

The development of any nation depends on many factors including education. Recently, the government of India introduced New Education Policy 2020 .The policy emphasized on all educational aspects to bring change and development in the Indian Education System. The objectives of this study was (1) To identify the major changes advocated by NEP 2020 for improving the quality of Higher Education in India and (2) To examine the pros and cons of NEP 2020 in Higher education in India. This paper foc...

Assessment of School Resources in Public Secondary Schools in Bukoba Municipality, Bukoba District-Tanzania

ABSTRACT  This study aimed at assessing the distribution and availabilty of school resources in public secondary schools in Tanzania using Bukoba Municipality as a case study. The study identified that the public secondary schools in Bukoba Municipality lack basic school resources in sufficient qualities. The method of data collection employed in this stud is quantitative in which quantitative data were collected using questionnaire which featured questions on the school resources facilities...

Extrinsic Factors and Teachers Interest in Work in Community Secondary Schools, Akete District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT  This study was about Extrinsic Factors and Teachers’ Interest in Work in Community Secondary Schools, Makete District, Tanzania. The purpose of the study was to test the null hypothesis that “There is no significant relationship between extrinsic factors and Teachers’ interest in work in Community secondary schools, Makete District, Tanzania”, to validate the Expectancy Theory, identifying gaps and generating new knowledge. The general objective of the study was to correlat...

School Management Committees and Primary School Activities in Mayuge District, Uganda

ABSTRACT  This study was carried out to assess the extent to which the primary school activities in Mayuge district, Uganda relate to the school management committees. Specifically, the study investigated the nature of School Management Committees in primary Schools in Mayuge District, Uganda; the extent to which primary school activities are carried out in Mayuge District, Uganda; as well as the influence of School Management Committees on primary school activities in Mayuge District, Ugand...

Thematic Curriculum Implementation and Pupils` Early Grade Reading Skills in Public Primary Schools in Kumi Municipality, Uganda

ABSTRACT  The study investigated the relationship between thematic curriculum implementation and pupils` early grade reading skills in public primary schools in Kumi Municipality, Uganda. Guided by three specific objectives: To assess the extent of thematic curriculum implementation, To find out the level of pupils` early grade reading skills, and To establish the relationship between thematic curriculum and reading skills of early grade in Kumi Municipality public primary schools. Descripti...

The Contribution of Secondary Schools towards Environmental Protection in Gasabo District-Rwanda

ABSTRACT  This study investigated the contribution of secondary schools in environmental protection in secondary schools in Gasabo District, Rwanda. Specifically, the study sought to; IdentifY the demographic characteristics of the respondents in terms of: Gender, category and Class/teaching experience; To investigate the extent and degree of severity of the problem of environmental protection in Rwanda; To assess students and teachers' awareness about issues related to environmental protect...


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