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dc.contributor.advisor Beyers, L. J. E. Muthuli, Matevhutevhu Joyce 2019-08-13T07:49:17Z 2019-08-13T07:49:17Z 2018
dc.description xii, 99 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is concerned with the secondary school female principals in Kone-Kwena Cluster. It is undertaken to establish the challenges and success experienced by these female principals as they lead and manage secondary schools. The study also sought for the strategies on how to enhance their leadership and management roles. The researcher reviewed the existing literature on female leadership and management roles. The data were collected by means of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Interviews were conducted with ten (10) female principals and questionnaires were administered to forty (40) teachers who were selected from the staff members of these principals. Quantitative data analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Qualitative data analysis was done thematically through organising it by separating it into a few workable units which were coded, described, categorised, and then developed into a pattern. Data collected was triangulated to seek convergence and corroboration of the results from the two methods. The findings were presented in rich descriptions, which also included anecdotes from participants. The key findings revealed an increase in the number of female principals in Kone-Kwena Cluster but there is still underrepresentation of female principals. The number of female principals is less than half of the male principals. The underrepresentation is revealed that it is due to female teachers’ reluctance to take up leadership positions, as was evidenced by their lower qualifications. Challenges such as lack of confidence, role conflict, stereotypes, negative teacher attitudes, lack of organisational support, and lack of succession plan, induction and mentoring programs for new principals were also revealed in the study as major contributory factors. The study revealed that female teachers’ participation in promotional positions can be enhanced by offering institutional support to female teachers, mentoring and further training and development. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 99 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Leadership and management en_US
dc.subject Female principals en_US
dc.subject Secondary schools en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational leadership -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh High school principals -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women school principals -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title An evaluation of secondary school female principals' leadership and management roles in Kone-Kwena Cluster of Capricorn District en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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