Leadership Behaviors of Secondary School Supervisors in North Shoa Zone of Oromia Regional State

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The purpose of this study was that to identify leadership behaviors of secondary school supervisors in government secondary schools of North Shoa Zone. To achieve this purpose, the study employed mixed research method, which involved quantitative survey (using questionnaire and qualitative (using interviews and focus group discussions). The study was carried out in selected clustered Woredas in North Shoa Zone. A total target population of 135 was drawn from the total population by the researcher. The study participants were 95 randomly selected teachers, 25 purposefully selected department heads and 5 supervisors, 5 principals and 5 woreda education officers. The findings of the study revealed that secondary school supervisors lack of their own office, budgets for stationery material, communication and transportation cost, workload and prior training were the factors that hindered the proper implementation of supervisors. The study also reveals that they do not have the necessary leadership skills to assist teachers because they were not selected as the principle has been said. Consequently, they couldn’t identify teacher’s level of development to assist and simply use directive control behavior for all teachers. The theme issues of the recommendations include create awareness and understanding for secondary school supervisors through continuous assistance, workshops, seminars, and training on supervisory skills and interpersonal approaches supervisors use to improve teacher’s classroom instructional practice. All stakeholders had better arrange and provide supervisors withtheir own office, table and chair. They must also allocate budgets for supervisors to use it for the purpose of stationery materials, communication and transportation costs.