Evaluation of Principals’ leadership role In creating effective school-home-community Partnership: the case of north Shoa Zone secondary Schools

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Addis Ababa Universty


The aim of this study was to examine the principals’ leadership role in maintaining effective school-home and community partnership in secondary schools of north Shoa zone. Descriptive survey research design was employed. The size of population was 1299. Of this total population, 16 principals, 194 teachers, 176 student council and 128 PTA and KETB were included in the sample and they were selected using stratified sampling and random sampling techniques. Both closed and opened ended questionnaire, focus group discussion and document analysis were the data collection instruments. These instruments were developed by the researcher.. Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis techniques were employed to compute the data. 198 out of 210 questionnaires were properly filled in and analyzed. The result weighted mean and standard deviation for formulating partnership plan revealed in the principal and teacher respondents. This indicates that principals were not that much effective in formulating partnership plans. The weighted mean and standard deviation also computed in communicating and specifying the role of key players reveals average for principals and teachers responses. This shows that principals were not highly effective in this variable. The principals mainly use informing parents about the academic performance of children , report cards, parent –teacher conference, regular meetings, school newsletters and periodic reports as communication means. The documents analysis and focus group discussion also indicated the same result in all aspects of the variables as that of the questionnaire. The study concluded that principals were not effective in formulating partnership plans, and communicating and specifying the role of key players. Likewise, it may be concluded that principals did not use varied effective communication means to ensure school-home and community partnership. Thus, provision of training on the area of listed variables, improving the leadership style, and using varied effective communication means were some suggested possible recommendation to the principals.



Evaluation of Principals’ leadership