The relationship between management supervision and Teacher performamnce in the Secondary Schools of Kafue District
Banda, Kapasa Elizabeth
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The study sought to investigate the relationship between management supervision and teacher performance in the secondary schools of Kafue District, Lusaka Province. The total population was 207, this included officials from the District Education Board Secretary’s office, Head teachers, and their Deputies, Heads of Department, and teachers from the secondary schools. A sample of 140 respondents comprising of 2 officials from the District Education Board Secretary’s office, 5 Head teachers, 5 Deputy Head teachers and 26 Heads of Department selected through purposive sampling procedure and 102 teachers randomly selected from the research site through a simple random sampling procedure. The researcher adopted a mixed methods approach and employed both quantitative and qualitative research designs. Data were collected using open- ended questionnaires and interview guides to solicit information on the relationship between management supervision and teacher performance in the secondary schools of Kafue District. Quantitative data were analysed manually and presented in form of bar-graphs and pie charts while qualitative data were analysed thematically. On methods of instructional supervision employed, the study brought to light that Standard Officers, Head teachers, Deputy Head teachers and Heads of Department checked schemes of work, lesson plans, syllabi and learners’ exercise books. Regarding challenges encountered, the study findings revealed that Head teachers rarely observed lessons due to their busy schedules. From the above findings, the following recommendations were made: Head teachers as Education auditors should regularly interact with teachers to ensure that curriculum coverage is in tandem with learners’ work. Secondly, the government through the Ministry of Education should allocate adequate funds to schools for the procurement of adequate teaching and learning resources. Lastly, the Government through the Ministry of Education should construct additional school infrastructure to decongest over-enrolled classes.
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