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Title: Major Problems Of Secondary School Principals In Educational Leadership In Tigrai
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Ayalew Shibeshí ( Ato)
Feseha, Hailelassie
Keywords: instructional leadership in Tigrai Region.
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the main problems secondary school . principals face in instructional leadership in Tigrai Region. In order to address the objectives of the study, a descriptive method was used. The sample consisted of six principals, ninety-five teachers and twenty WEOs. Simple random, purposive and availability sampling techniques were employed to select the respondents. To gather the necessary data, a questionnaire was applied and the collected data were quantified and analyzed. Then, the percentage of responses was interpreted. The findings revealed that most of the principals were incompetent in providingng efiective educational leadership since they lacked the required qualifications and 0 training in educational planning and management. The attitude of the principals towards principalship was found largely negative mainly for it has been viewed as an unthankfiil job with too many responsibilities shouldered. Another factor principals confronted was heavy work Ioads and assignments not directly related to teaching-learning process which compete for their time and efiort and consequently negatively affect the quality of instructional processes. Further more, principals failed to clarify goals and objectives of education to teachers. i Moreover, the findings revealed that principals were unable to prepare detailed and flexible educational plans accompanied by shortage of budgets to implement them. Still, the principals' role in promoting the instructional process via . supervisory support and stafl' development was inadequate. Neither were they enthusiastic in research and reflection on self practices in instructional leadership 4 nor in mobilizing teachers to do so. The study also indicated that the principals were good at creating awareness on school rules and regulations in teachers and in controlling the smooth running of schooling as scheduled. Nevertheless, they failed to take corrective measures against indiscipline. Principals reviewed instructional process regularly but efforts to use evaluation results to improvement were low. They were suflfering . from shortage of instructional materials and they were not skillful in utilizing the available resources effectively. F inally, based on the results and conclusions, recommendations are forwarded to ` address the problems the principals face in their educational leadership activities mainly focusing on building capacities both in the principals and schools to save schooling from failure. In general the educational leadership quality in the sample areas was ' poor. lf the same happens in all schools, it is a threat to the education service. .
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