n South African Journal of Education - Instructional leadership : the impact on the culture of teaching and learning in two effective secondary schools

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



Currently there is a drive to improve the culture of teaching and learning in South Africa, particularly in secondary schools. Recent studies have indicated a direct relationship between the instructional leadership role of the principal and the effectiveness of a school. Initiatives introduced by the government to reform education include the introduction of new curricula and the increase of site based management responsibilities. With these and other increasing responsibilities principals are still accountable for the success of the schools' academic outcomes. The practice of instructional leadership and its impact on the culture of teaching and learning at two effective secondary schools are investigated.

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