The Effects of School Leadership Practices and Education Quality in Secondary Schools of Arada Subcity in Addis Ababa

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of school leadership practices on education quality in government secondary school in Arada Sub City, Addis Ababa. To realize this purpose basic questions related to major situational, different factors that affect the effectiveness and practices of educational leadership in secondary schools were raised. The study employed descriptive survey designs that involve the use of both qualitative and quantitative approaches in data gathering and analysis. Data was gathered from both primary and secondary sources. Primary sources were 45 teachers, 12school vice principals and main principals and 6 Arada sub city education officers, 5 Ministry of Education in school leadership development (TDP) , 6 City administrator education experts, Simple random sampling technique was employed to proportionally select teachers from Three government secondary schools namely (Meskerem, Dagmawi Minilik , Degazmach Belay Zeleke secondary school) while purposive sampling was employed to select school principals, school supervisors and educational experts at sub - city and woreda levels, and also department heads and high school management bodies are Available Sampling. To collect the relevant primary data,questioner with close and open ended questions, interviews and observation were employed. Interview and observation were conducted to triangulate the information obtained through questioner. The quantitative data were first edited, organized, tabulated and then analyzed using five rating scales and mean while qualitative data from interview was narrated and analyzed to support the qualitative analysis. The review of literature focused on leadership in education quality within this concept, the concept of leadership, theoretical background of leadership, leadership styles, and leadership skills of leaders and managerial functions of school leadership. On the basis of these findings principals are less effective in their leadership due to lack of experience and qualification in the profession and thereby slow its dynamisms. Finally, based on the findings and conclusions, recommendations were made on capacity building and empowering of principals to do their work effectively, in turn, encouraging participatory approach of leadership. Furthermore, MoE, Arada sub city education office and Addis Ababa Education Bureau is responsible to give directives and guidelines in the case that whenever shortcomings and gaps are observed and the schools should organized public relations to create school-community links.



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