A comparative study of trained and untrained head teachers effectiveness in school management : a case of secondary schools of Kafue District
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The study was influenced by increased concern by the Head teachers and other stakeholders of the increased myriad administrative challenges encountered in management of the school organisation. The study sought to establish the following study objectives; establish the characteristics perceived by learners, parents, teachers and the community as effective management of the school, determine factors that contribute to well-organised and effective management of schools, ascertain if managerial training of head teachers has an impact on school administration effectiveness. A sample of ten public secondary schools from Kafiie district was used for data analysis. The respondents were the district education board secretary, head teachers, teachers, parents and pupils from the selected schools. A sample was drawn using purposive and random sampling procedures. The data collection was done by the use of self-administered questionnaires while data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. From the findings, the study concluded that majority of the head teachers faced administrative challenges such as lacking of monitoring and induction skills which are key in management of the schools. The study recommends that the government and other stakeholders should train and re-train in- service staff in educational management, build more schools to reduce over enrollment which are major administrative challenges facing head teachers in management. The government and other stakeholders should offer continuous training to the head teachers on school organisation management to keep them up-to date with skills that will assist them to run their schools effectively.
University of Zambia
Master of Education in Educational Management