Management Development Practices and Challenges in Government Secondary Schools in Yeka Sub City

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to examine the management development practice and challenges in Yeka Sub City government secondary schools. To this end, three basic questions were posed to investigate the current management development practice and challenges. To achieve this purpose a descriptive survey method was designed. In conducting the survey, quantitative and qualitative techniques were employed to collect and analyze data. A total of 61 sample respondents were taken through purposive sampling technique. The sample includes supervisor, principals, vice principals and department heads. Primary data were collected through questionnaires and interview questions. For the quantitative part of the study the questionnaire items were pilot-tested and modified to ensure consistency and reliability. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistical procedures such as frequency and percentages were used to describe the number respondents and amount of perception respectively. Mean values were used to describe the level of the management development practice and challenges. Standard deviation were used to determine the validity of mean score values. . The qualitative data were analyzed thematically and the findings were narrated. Following are major findings: management development practices were guided through school policy and plan. Organizational and group training need assessments have been conducted. Benefits, efficiency and effectiveness of trainings were evaluated. Trainings were aligned with organizational goals and with the needs of employees. Regarding challenges managerial attitude problems, scarcity of resources and financial constraints were identified. It has been concluded that the management development practice in Yeka Sub City government secondary schools was effective. Moreover school goals were effectively aligned with the management development practices. However, managerial attitudinal problem and scarcity of resources are hindering the effectiveness and efficiency of the management development practice. It has been recommended that stakeholders should upgrade the current management development practices and try to alleviate the major challenges. Key words: Management development, school goals, need assessment, training.



Management development, school goals, need assessment, training