Show simple item record Pheko, B.C. 2010-07-08T12:30:55Z 2010-07-08T12:30:55Z 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Pheko, B.C. (2008) Secondary school leadership practice in Botswana: implications for effective training, Educational Management Administration & Leadership, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 71-84 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1741-1432
dc.description.abstract This article analyses the views of selected headteachers on the impact of the 10-year basic education policy on the leadership skills of secondary school headteachers in Botswana. Research literature on school leadership and management in Botswana is sparse. Despite this, demands for effective leadership in schools have continued as the education system changes. In 1996, the Botswana Government started to implement a 10-year basic education programme, which rapidly increased student numbers at both community junior and senior secondary schools and building projects for school expansion became the order of the day. Secondary school headteachers have to manage these changes. A central focus of this article is their perceptions of the practice used to appoint them, leadership skills required for the post, their leadership training, and how training for leadership can be improved to meet the educational changes. Using results of the interview data collected from eight selected secondary school headteachers, this article exposes the limitations of the practice and procedures that are used in appointing headteachers to school leadership position and the established procedures intended to develop a skilled leadership force in secondary education to ensure quality education. The article highlights the need for Botswana to establish a leadership training policy to guide the training of headteachers and ensure that schools become effective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications. en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Lived experiences en_US
dc.subject Principals en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.title Secondary school leadership practice in Botswana: implications for effective training en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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