Show simple item record Gogo, Desmond Monde Mkhize, Bongani Nhlanhla Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani 2023-11-02T07:07:45Z 2023-11-02T07:07:45Z 2022
dc.identifier.issn Print: 2521-0262
dc.identifier.issn Online: 2662-012X
dc.description Journal article published in African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning Journal (APORTAL) Vol 6 (2) (2022) 250 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study was conducted in four purposively selected secondary schools in O.R. Tambo District in the Eastern Cape. Selected schools had demonstrated exponential improvement in their exit classes in the past five years. Since rural based schools had attracted negative attention for poor academic achievement, we became interested in understanding what these schools, that received recognition for good performance, were doing right. In view of improved academic performance achieved, we sought to elicit insights about what had worked well for these schools. We adopted a qualitative case study approach, within an interpretive paradigm to generate data. We adopted Weber’s Instructional Leadership model to analyse the findings from the participants. Utilising semi-structured interviews and documents’ reviews, within a qualitative design, we generated data from principals, deputy principals and two departmental heads per school. Our analysis generated four themes that characterised their leadership practices. Some of the practices had some characteristics that are uniquely rural. We recommend that these unique leadership practices be explored further on a large-scale study for generalisability about how other School Management Team members can support effective teaching and learning in some adverse and turbulent rural contexts. en_US
dc.format.extent 15 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning (APORTAL) en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Rurality en_US
dc.subject Traditional leadership en_US
dc.subject Successful leadership en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School management teams en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Effective teaching -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement en_US
dc.title Leadership practices that support effective teaching and learning : learning from the Eastern Cape rural schools en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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