Head teacher effectiveness: the perception of head teachers and teachers in district secondary schools in Kilungu Division, Makueni District
Muasya, Peter M.
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The study was an. investigation of the perception of head teachers and teachers about the effectiveness of head teachers in management of secondary schools. The purpose of the study was to establish how head teachers manage secondary schools' personnel, curriculum implementation and supervision, finance and business, public relations and physical and material resources. The study was carried out among public secondary schools in Kilungu Division of Makueni District. From this population, a sample of seven head teachers and sixty teachers were randomly selected from seven schools. The study employed a descriptive survey design and utilized a questionnaire for data collection. Data analysis was carried out using the SPSS package, utilizing both preliminary and statistical analysis procedures. The Chi-square test was used for statistical analysis while preliminary analysis was carried out using means, standard deviations and percentages. It was established that head teachers' personal characteristics do not affect their management effectiveness, that teachers are moderately motivated, that they lack resources to enable adequate coverage of the syllabus, that most parents do not pay school fees in time, and that headteachers effectively managed the schools' public relations. The results of the study are discussed in relation to the involvement of head teachers' management in secondary schools in Kenya.