Practices and Challenges of The Implementations of School Improvement Programs: a Case Study of Government Schools In Addis Ababa


This study explored the Practices and Challenges of School Improvement program in Government Secondary Schools of Addis Ababa. Descriptive survey method was employed. The subjects in this study were 222 teachers, 8 principals, 24 vice principals and 8 supervisors being a total of 262 respondents. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select respondents of the study. Frequency count, percentage mean, median and standard deviation were used to analyze the collected data. The study used more of quantitative method so that questionnaire, interview and observation were the main instruments of data collection. The result of the study revealed that insufficient preparation of School leader for planning of SIP, lack of evaluation and prioritizing needs, and poor resource utilization practices were identified. Furthermore, insufficient continuous professional training for School Leaders, Lack of Community involvement, lack of moral and commitment of School Principals, Lack of creating horizontal harmony, were the challenges faced on the implementation of SIP. Thus, such situation made it difficult for School Leaders to lead School for improvement. Based on this, it was recommended that Addis Ababa Education bureau take appropriate measures including supply of adequate material and financial support to schools and provide needed training and administrative support for School Leaders and take necessary measures to minimize problems that hinders the implementation of school improvement program, so that they would better be able to lead School for improvement.



School management, School leadership, School Improvement Program.