Views of school management teams (SMT) on issues and challenges that impact on the management of performance in their respective schools in South central region of Botswana
Gabonthone, Tamatie Esther
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The purpose of the study was t o explore the views of school management teams' (SMT) on issues and challenges that impact on the management of performance in their respective schools in the south Central Region of Botswana. There were two hundred and they constituted of School fifty Heads, (n=25 0) subjects of study and Deputy Departments and Senior Teachers Grade 1, Central Region. School heads , Heads of all drawn from the South Research tools employed included a questionnaire that was distributed to two hundred and fifty respondents (n=250). Interviews were conducted on ten (n=1O) School Heads to get their holistic impression and views on what they consider to be challenges in the management of performance in their respective schools. Two hundred and fifty questionnaires were distributed and only two hundred and sixteen (n=21_6} were completed by members of school management teams . Results from respondents were analysed. Frequencies, percentages, and T-Test were used in the analysis of data. The study revealed that there are indeed challenges to the management of performance in schools in the South Central Region of Botswana. The following were highlighted amongst others ; non-visionary leadership, lack of motivation and resources, resistance to change , management of complex schools, failure to have planned targets, leadership without a compelling vision, and so forth. The study further highlights the following about the management of performance, • Performance management implementation is a process • It is a continous and evolutionary process. of strategy • It is a process that constitutes of stages and it is a collaborative process. • Performance feedback is a vital constituent of the process. Finally, it is recommended that those that have been entrusted with the management of schools should be equipped with the relevant skills that would enable them to execute their managerial duties accordingly.
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