How headmasters perceive their role: A case study in Botswana

David W. Chapman, Shirley A. Burchfield

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This study investigates the extent to which junior secondary school headmasters in Botswana differ in their beliefs about the impact of their activities in instructional supervision, school management, and communications between the school and the community about student achievement. The study reveals that groups of headmasters who differ in these beliefs also differ in the way they view the dynamics of their school. Implications for headmaster selection, headmaster training, and decentralization of educational management are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-419
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Review of Education
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes


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