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Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Globally, education systems have been affected by radical social, political and economic changes. Although school principals play a pivotal role in improving student learning and attaining educational outcomes, they work under strenuous conditions to deal with multifaceted transformational issues. Principals experience great difficulty in coping…
Descriptors: Principals, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Mestry, Raj; Khumalo, Jan – South African Journal of Education, 2012
The South African Schools Act of 1996 provides that school governing bodies (SGBs) should adopt and assist in the enforcement of a learner code of conduct to maintain discipline effectively. This study focuses on the perceptions and experiences of SGBs in managing discipline in rural secondary schools through the design and enforcement of learner…
Descriptors: Governance, Secondary Schools, Discipline, Discipline Policy
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Mestry, Raj; Singh, Prakash – South African Journal of Education, 2007
We explore the rationale for school managers in South Africa to enroll for a new practice-based qualification and determine the perceptions of principals on how the Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) course influences their leadership style. The task of being a principal is demanding, requiring energy, drive, and many personal qualities and…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Principals, Foreign Countries