Leadership, Stakeholders and Learner Performance in Four Western Cape Schools

Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Working Paper No. 61. Manchester: The University of Manchester.

36 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2016

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Ursula Hoadley

University of Cape Town

Brian Levy

Johns Hopkins University; University of Cape Town (UCT)

Lawule Shumane

University of Cape Town (UCT), Students

Shelly Wilburn

University of Cape Town (UCT), Students

Date Written: July 12, 2016

Abstract

Recent decades have witnessed extraordinary gains the world over in enhancing access to education – but there has been much less progress in improving educational outcomes. To better understand and address this disconnect, the University of Manchester-based and DFID-supported Effective States and Inclusive Development global comparative research programme has supported a range of studies on the politics and governance of basic education in Bangladesh, Ghana and South Africa.

This paper is one of a series which explores the politics and governance of basic education in South Africa at national, provincial (Western Cape and Eastern Cape), district and school levels. Annex A provides an overview of the overall research design and hypotheses for the full set of papers. The focus of this paper is on some micro-level governance and political economy determinants of performance over time in four schools in the Cape Town metropolitan area. Sections I and II describe the paper’s analytical and empirical approach. Sections III-V detail the school-specific results. Section VI suggests some implications of the analysis.

Keywords: School governance, school leadership, political settlements, school principals, multistakeholder governance, education, South Africa

Suggested Citation

Hoadley, Ursula and Levy, Brian and Shumane, Lawule and Wilburn, Shelly, Leadership, Stakeholders and Learner Performance in Four Western Cape Schools (July 12, 2016). Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Working Paper No. 61. Manchester: The University of Manchester., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2836449 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2836449

Ursula Hoadley (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town ( email )

Private Bag X3
Rondebosch, Western Cape 7701
South Africa

Brian Levy

Johns Hopkins University ( email )

Baltimore, MD 20036-1984
United States

University of Cape Town (UCT) ( email )

Private Bag X3
Rondebosch, Western Cape 7701
South Africa

Lawule Shumane

University of Cape Town (UCT), Students ( email )

Rondebosch
Capetown
South Africa

Shelly Wilburn

University of Cape Town (UCT), Students ( email )

Rondebosch
Capetown
South Africa

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