|dc.description.abstract||The school principal is the educational leader of a complex
enterprise in which increasingly greater demands are made upon him.
The effective management of a school by a principal demands the
support of a management team.
principal and the heads of
management function to perform.
A management team consist of a deputy
department, each of which has a
During the previous dispensation educational authorities did not
regard it as their responsibility to prepare the members of a
management team for their task at hand. Teachers were frequently
appointed to management positions merely on the grounds of their
Effective management requires management skills which can be
acquired in their working environment. A well-structured management
development training program is therefore needed to train the members
of the management team. A new approach towards management
development is thus imperative in order to function effectively.
These procedures can be executed by means of non-formal in-service
The external dynamics initiated by the principal should be performed
through direct training procedures pertaining to management tasks,
management meetings and personnel meetings. The objective can be
fourfold: to cultivate existing management skills, to train them for
specific management tasks, aimed at management efficiency and growth
Training of management as part of management development comprises
of only one component of management development. Self-development
completes the cycle, an on-going process comprising of internal
dynamics by which the principal creates opportunities for members of
management to test the knowledge and skills they have acquired. Self
development can be witnessed through delegation, problem solving and
teacher orientated activities.
Whilst the principal trains management and creates opportunities for
management development, he should also control its effectiveness.
Control procedures as part of management development, can be
performed through evaluation and interviews. Through this procedure
the principal maintains continuous control over the process of the
management development program and he/she applies corrective
measures where needed.
As such, the school's management development program adopts a unique
and personal character. Along this view, the principal motivates
the management team to train personnel at their command,
With the support of the literature survey, information obtained
from the empirical data was assimilated to provide a model as
directive to school principals, as to the compilation of a
management development program for the non-formal management
development of their management team.||en_US