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
Date Written: July 12, 2016
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
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