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Bantwini, Bongani D.; Moorosi, Pontso – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The role of circuit managers is an essential component of school district leadership, which provides a necessary bridge between schools and government. School districts play a vital role in continuously collaborating, guiding and leading, and challenging schools to raise standards. In this paper, we draw on a subset of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Moorosi, Pontso; Bantwini, Bongani D. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate how leadership styles in the Eastern Cape school districts support school improvement. Mixed methods research was employed and data was collected through the use of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with school principals in various districts. The study was guided by the following questions:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Leadership Styles, Educational Improvement
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Bush, Tony; Kiggundu, Edith; Moorosi, Pontso – South African Journal of Education, 2011
There is increasing recognition that effective leadership and management are vital if schools are to be successful in providing good learning opportunities for students, and emerging evidence that high quality leadership makes a significant difference to school improvement and learning outcomes. However, in many countries, including South Africa,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Management Development, Leadership Training
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Moorosi, Pontso – South African Journal of Education, 2007
In trying to understand some of the gendered discourses that shape the management of schools as organisations in South Africa, I analyse woman principals' experiences as they try to navigate a balance between their home and work responsibilities. After their appointment as principals, some South African women face difficulties in striking the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Private Schools, Women Administrators