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Impact of leadership on performance of public secondary schools: the case of Hai district council

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Show simple item record Bora, Hamisi 2017-05-10T07:15:28Z 2017-05-10T07:15:28Z 2016
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted to the School of Public Administration and Management in Partial /Fulfillment for the Requirements of the Award of Master of Public Administration Degree (MPA) of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to assess the impact of leadership on public secondary schools performance in Hai District Council and determine if the heads of schools’ leadership style(s) affected schools academic in general. More, specifically the study determined the heads of schools’ leadership style(s) using the transformational leadership and transactional models and its effect on academic performance of schools and teachers’ job motivation in terms of achievement, competency, status, personal worth, and self-realisation in public secondary schools. The findings of this study are expected to benefit: school heads and teachers; the general public; and other researchers who would want to carry out research on similar topics. The objectives of this study were to: i) find out the relationship between leadership and school performance as well as teachers’ job performance, job satisfaction and motivation, ii) examine the effects of heads of schools leadership styles in public secondary schools and iii) establish the relationship between the impact of head of schools leadership styles in improving school performance. A descriptive research design was used and a case study approach was adopted. The target population of interest was 28 public secondary schools registered in Hai District Council. A non-probability sampling technique or method was used for this study. The study purposively selected 6 public secondary schools and 10 respondents from each of the schools as being representative of the target population. Data was collected using the questionnaire method. Quantitative data was analysed through the use of descriptive statistics which included frequencies, percentages and means as measures of central tendency, while the qualitative data was analysed through the use of content analysis. The analysed data was presented using tables. Among the key findings of this study was that teachers who lack enthusiasm are unable to teach effectively, making students not to learn well. It also showed that heads of schools’ attitude of not considering teachers’ suggestions in decision making made teachers lose interest in their job. The study recommends that the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training should seek ways to improve school performance through training of both heads of schools and school boards, making right decision and responding to changes and espousing the practice of transformational leadership style. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Leadership-secondary schools en_US
dc.subject Education management en_US
dc.title Impact of leadership on performance of public secondary schools: the case of Hai district council en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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