School leadership matters: the importance of emphasis on academic success

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Juan
KEYWORDS: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, LEADERSHIP, MATHEMATICS, SCHOOLS, TIMSS
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-june-2021/school-leadership-matters
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 12043
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/16085
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16085

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Abstract

School principals are no longer seen only as managers and administrators but are expected to be instructional leaders' - the facilitators of teaching and learning activities where the emphasis is placed on academic success. South African secondary schools function in disparate socioeconomic conditions, and principals in each distinct context face challenges that may require different leadership and management approaches. These challenges must be overcome while quality educational outcomes are strived for.