Loopbaanontwikkeling van onderwyspersoneel in die sekondêre skool as taak van die skoolhoof
Potgieter, Hendrik Christoffel
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The continued development and growth of a teacher is of vital Importance for a happy and contented school community In which pupils can develop most favourably. The role a headmaster of a school plays in attaining this, Is essential. The result of research done on career development of teachers Is resumed in this script. The nature and the essence of career development are determined through the definement of the concepts of career, career development and career success. The importance of career development Is stressed, followed by a discussion on the different phases of which a career consists. Furthermore it is determined which Individual characteristics are called upon in a specific job environment and how this affects a person's choice of career. The essence of the headmaster's Involvement of the management and. development of the teachers at his school, is described. Concepts concerning manpower management, the specific function of staff, personnel management and the control over human resources are discussed. The different ways In which career development can be approached are discussed as well as the nature of the headmaster's involvement with the career development of his teachers. The practice of career development in secondary schools is determined by means of an empirical research. It is determined which methods and aspects of career development are most commonly used by headmasters, as well as the Importance of each of these. Some deficiencies concerning the headmaster's involvement with the career development of his staff are illuminated through the empirical research. In conclusion, guidelines are provided which headmasters may use to assist their staff in the development of their careers. Based on the facts gained through the research done, a few recommendations are made which headmasters may apply to assist their staff, in order to promote each and every teacher's career to excellence.
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