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Strategic Planning as a Management Tool for School Principals in Rural Schools in the Motheo District

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dc.contributor.author Schlebusch, Gawie
dc.contributor.author Mokhatle, Masese
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-14T08:51:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-14T08:51:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1487
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Strategic planning basically includes a group of instruments, operations and concepts structured to help managers, leaders and planners think and act strategically. The planning process comprises a definition of the goals, a valuation of the resources available for meeting the goals, and the definition of definite plans or initiatives that are intended to achieve the goals. The process usually includes a classification exercise that identifies the highest priority initiatives. The study indicates how strategic management fits into the management process. Strategic planning ensures that the school is associated with the changing internal and external environment. This planning is formulated by top management and focuses on the entire organization. A qualitative design was followed in which the opinions of principals were sought through the use of semi-structured interviews. The findings of the study indicate that strategic planning does not occur in many schools in the Motheo district. If a form of strategic planning does occur, School Governing Body (SGB) chairpersons are often excluded in the drafting and implementation of these plans. Collaboration between School Management Teams (SMTs) and SGBs is needed to ensure the successful drafting and implementation of strategic plans. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Int J Edu Sci, en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 13;Number 3
dc.subject Planning en_US
dc.subject School Management en_US
dc.subject School Governing Body en_US
dc.subject School Reform en_US
dc.title Strategic Planning as a Management Tool for School Principals in Rural Schools in the Motheo District en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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