The impact of KESI management developement in-service course on secondary school headteachers performance (case of Makueni district)
Muoka, James Musa
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There are several types of resources required in any organization for it to achieve its goals and objectives but human resources are the most important in any organization. School headteachers perform a crucial role in the school organization as they operate on a very dynamic environment both external and internal. Their main role as administrators is to plan, organize, co-ordinate and control all the activities of the school organization. The headteachers need to have the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies as to undertake the above functions effectively. Some school administrators have these skills while others do not. In Kenya management development of public secondary school headteachers is offered by Kenya Education Staff Institution (KESI) where school head teachers, attend seminars and workshops on school management. The core purpose of this study was to establish the impact of KESI Management Development and Training in-service course for headteachers in public secondary schools in the performance of their tasks i.e (curriculum and instructions, student personnel, staff personnel, school plant, business management, staff development, school community relations and evaluation) The research design used was descriptive survey. The target population comprised the headteachers in all public secondary schools and quality assurance officers in Makueni district. The sample size of the schools used in the study were obtained through simple sampling. The actual sample size was 40 headteachers who got an opportunity to give their views on impact of KESI management development in-service course. The research instrument used was a questionnaire where closed and open-ended questions were drawn for headteachers. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data and then was expressed in tables showing frequency and percentages. Data from the questionnaires was analyzed using statistical package for social science (SPSS).