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Title: Leadership Effectiveness In Implementing School Improvement Program In Government Secondary Schools Of North Showa Zone Of Amhara Region
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Jeilu Oumer (Phd)
Mamuye, Demisew
Keywords: implementing school improvement programs in;secondary schools ofNorth showa Zone. Accordingly,
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the school leadership effectiveness in implementing school improvement programs in secondary schools of North showa Zone. Accordingly, 3 basic questions raised: to what extent school leaders make adequate preparations for the implementation of SIP, to what extent the four SIP domains are effectively implemented by the school leaders, and what are the major challenges affecting leadership effectiveness qualities of school leaders in the implementation SIP. In this study descriptive survey design was used with both quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis. In this Zone there are 25 woredas; among these 8 were selected using simple random sampling techniques. For this study total populations size and total sample size were 316 and 222 respondents respectively. Of the total sample size of the four groups were involving 173 teachers, 24 school leaders, 8PTAs, 8KETBS, 8 SIP focal person, 1 zonal expert and 8School improvement committee members as sources of information from the eight selected secondary schools. The sampling techniques employed were random sampling for teachers; available sampling techniques for school leaders, purposive sampling for PTAs, KETBS, SIP focal person, Zonal expert and School improvement committee members .The collected data through closed questions were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools as frequencies percentages, mean, and standard deviation to analyze the data obtained. The data gathered through openended questions, interviews, observation, document analysis and focus group discussion were analyzed qualitatively through narration for the purpose of triangulation. The findings of the study indicated that, it was found that school leaders had lack of technical skills(capacity to implement SIP)in school and woreda leveled , lack of monitoring and evaluation mechanism to support SIP, lack of willingness and commitment created among stakeholders, in the preparation stage of School improvement program: In addition across the four domains were; lack of participate in continuous professional development, inadequate use active learning methods, give special support for slow learners, culture of collaborative work, effective leadership role in SIP implementation were low .Regarding challenges, inadequate of material, financial resources, and man power in the schools, insufficient and inconsistent communication among leaders and the staff, low level of commitment of school leaders , High turnover of principals, Lack of professional support from the concerned body ,the existence of unnecessary interference, absence of clarity of vision and objective were some of the challenges of secondary school leaders in implementing SIP .To alleviate the problems and to improve quality of education it was suggested that WEO in collaboration with Zone Education Offices and Regional Education Bureau should allocate adequate budget give sustainable technical assistance including training for school leaders ,and schools should design income generating mechanism, making active participation of stakeholders on planning and SIP implementation, making school committee functional, strength professional development program and strengthening monitoring and evaluation on school improvement program implementation.
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