Data-informed instructional leadership : improving the instructional program in South African primary schools

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dc.contributor.author Marishane, R.N. (Nylon)
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-19T09:31:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-19T09:31:32Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description.abstract Managing an instructional program is recognized as constituting a major area of focus for successful school leadership. Linked to this recognition is the acknowledgement of the importance of the school principal in improving performance in this area and accounting for decisions made in the process. To improve learner performance and strengthen accountability, principals are encouraged to turn to data. This enables them to examine performance, generate informed decisions and plan for sustainable improvement. In this study, current school performance and leadership practices in South Africa are examined against a literature background. Based on a qualitative study, this paper examines specifically how principals in South African primary schools use data to manage the instructional program. The paper shows challenges which principals face in improving learner performance without the capacity for effective data use. One key finding is that school leaders lack capacity to create a culture of collaborative enquiry in schools. en_ZA
dc.description.department Education Management and Policy Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.krepublishers.com02-Journals/IJES/IJES-00-0-000-000-2009-Web/IJES-00-0-000-000-2009-1-Cover.htm en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Marishane, RN 2015, 'Data-informed instructional leadership : improving the instructional program in South African primary schools', International Journal of Educational Sciences, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 192-200. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0975-1122
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52053
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Kamla-Raj Enterprises en_ZA
dc.rights © Kamla-Raj 2015 en_ZA
dc.subject Leadership en_ZA
dc.subject Data management en_ZA
dc.subject Instructional program en_ZA
dc.subject Performance-driven schools en_ZA
dc.title Data-informed instructional leadership : improving the instructional program in South African primary schools en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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