Effectiveness of School Leadership and Management Development in Cameroon

Effectiveness of School Leadership and Management Development in Cameroon

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This book considers a number of key epistemological, ontological and methodological questions exploring the effectiveness of school leadership and management development training programmes for school leaders in a range of settings and for a range of people. Consideration is also given to practical concerns associated with this topic, such as the importance of management and Leadership Development programmes supporting school leaders to become effective leaders supporting school effectiveness. Effectiveness of School Leadership and Management Development in Cameroon addresses key methodological issues including the rationale for adopting a qualitative mixed-methodology research approach with elements of literature and documental analysis; surveys; ethical considerations and challenges with sampling techniques in considering the impact that school leaders in Cameroon have on researchersa€™ findings; and the production of knowledge. In addressing such topics, it answers important questions about how reliability can be ensured, how rigour can be safeguarded and what impact documental analysis and school leadersa€™ views have on the validity and interpretation of research findings. This book is the first of its kind to combine practical leadership theories in developing leadership development frameworks reflections with clearly presented recommendations about how the approach can be used. It will be invaluable to academics, practitioners and other agencies wishing to adopt participatory research methods which place school leaders and their schools at the centre of this research. This book is also an essential read for academics and students with an interest in qualitative mixed methodologies on leadership development of school leaders, and will become a key text for school leadership research methods courses, given its concern with practical leadership models as well as more complex leadership development theories.A Guide for Educational Systems, Schools and School Leaders Frederick Ebot Ashu ... Collins (2002) argued in her study that on-the-job experiences force managers and leaders to be taught new skills related to their daily practices, to learn to take action when risks (are) high, to learn ... leaders to make the most of their leadership knowledge, expertise and behaviours development potential ( Brungardt, anbsp;...

Title:Effectiveness of School Leadership and Management Development in Cameroon
Author:Frederick Ebot Ashu
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-03-17


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