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Title: Gutuza, Constance
Authors: Evaluation of The Effectiveness of Open and Distance Learning degreed Primary School head teachers in managerial leadership the case of Chipinge District, Manicaland Province
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: This study is an evaluation of the degreed primary school head teachers in Chipinge District of Manicaland Province. The study used a qualitative case study research design, with philosophical underpinnings of constructivism and phenomenology. A sample of 163 participants was used. Purposive sampling technique was used to select participants until saturation point. The researcher, interview guide, questionnaire with open ended questions and an observation checklist were used to generate data. Data were presented, analysed and interpreted using the Grounded Theory Approach. The major findings of the study were that, ODL degreed head teachers were more effective leaders and managers of primary schools than those who had no degrees. There has been marked development in infrastructure and notable improvement has also been noted in supervisory and management styles pass rate and positive head teachers-teacher relations. There are good working relationships between Head Teachers and School Development Committees. The study concluded that ODL has been successful in capacitating educational personnel to be effective leaders and managers of primary schools in Chipinge District. The controversy surrounding the credibility of ODL educational management degrees is no longer a cause for concern in the district judging by the accolades showered on the graduates and the programme. The study recommends that policy makers re-think corporal punishment and school fees polices. Another recommendation was for trainers to adopt a more practical approach in ICT and financial management courses. Finally it was recommended that ODL district offices be set up.
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URI: lis.zou.ac.zw:8080/dspace /handle/0/358
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