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Management of human resource development by heads of department in primary schools in the Free State

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dc.contributor.advisor Schlebusch, G
dc.contributor.author Swarts, Koos. Jakobus.
dc.contributor.other Central University of Technology, Free State. School of Teacher Education
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-16T09:03:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-16T09:03:51Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-16
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/221
dc.description Full Thesis en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) - Central University of Technology, Free State, 2006.
dc.description.abstract South Africa has a shortage of SMTs with well-honed management skills. SMTs are working under the most difficult conditions, especially during the transformation process in education. They are often not well-prepared for tasks they must perform and are neither given sufficient training. The focus of this research is to examine the role of HODs in the management of HRD. The EMD curriculum delivery nexus prompts the need to examine curriculum and education management and development, theories, practices and policies that support the implementation of the curriculum. HODs that are determined to build learning organisations should be able to create a culture of collaborative learning, where the acquisition of skills and knowledge is seen as an investment for the future. For transformation to take place in schools, educators should become major focal points for producing the momentum for change. Educational transformation and curriculum change development is taking place at a rapid pace. The whole transformation process is characterised by policy formulation rather than policy implementation. The concern is that the state of readiness of implementation at school level has not been investigated. The establishment of sound legal and regulatory framework to facilitate the transformation process can only become effective if schools are ready for the implementation of the new curriculum. A qualitative research methodology was employed for this study. The key objective of the research was to elicit the perceptions, by means of questionnaires and interviews, that educators and SMTs have of the role that HODs play on the management of HRD to support curriculum change, development and delivery, as well as the role of District Officials in this regard. The population of this study consisted of educators from primary schools in three education districts in the Free State province. The sample employed in this study consisted of sixty educators, including Heads of Department (HODs). Twenty educators per education district were randomly selected. It is evident that HODs require competencies such as staff provisioning, maintaining good human relations and providing an intensive HRD programme so that they manage educators effectively, which, in turn will result in their effective management of departments. The recommendations of this study are incorporated in a Human Resource Development (HRD) programme put forward by the researcher to add to the current body of knowledge in Human Resource Management in Education. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Welkom: Central University of Technology, Free State
dc.subject Personnel departments - Employees - Education - South Africa - Free State en_US
dc.subject Educational leadership - South Africa - Free State en_US
dc.subject Educational change - South Africa - Free State en_US
dc.subject Central University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations. en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, academic - South Africa - Welkom en_US
dc.title Management of human resource development by heads of department in primary schools in the Free State en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.holder Central University of Technology, Free State

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