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Title: Analysing the Leadership Capacity Challenges Towards Potential Intervention Strategies for Open and Distance Learning Academic Administrators in Zimbabwe
Authors: Majoni, Cuthbert
Kasowe, Rita
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Zimbabwe International Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 1 (2), p. 108-111
Abstract: This paper will explore the leadership capacity challenges faced by Programme Coordinators at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). ZOU has a National Centre in Harare where there is central administration including departments and faculties. There are ten regional centres geographically spread in the political provinces. This paper will also suggest intervention strategies. To collect data ten programme coordinators were selected and the purposive sampling technique was used from Mashonaland Central Region of the Zimbabwe Open University. An open ended questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was qualitatively analysed. The main questions were to find out what leadership related qualifications they held and the leadership roles they were involved in. The research sought to find out the leadership challenges Programme Coordinators faced and how they solved these challenges and they were asked about their preferred leadership style and why they preferred it. The research found out that most programme coordinators did not hold leadership related qualifications although they carried out leadership tasks. We recommend that workshops should be organised to staff develop Programme Coordinators on leadership knowledge and skills relevant to programme management in ODL.
License: http://www.oceandocs.org/license
URI: lis.zou.ac.zw:8080/dspace /handle/0/50
ISSN: 978-0-7974-4893-3
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