n South African Journal of Education - A profile of effective leadership in some South African high-poverty schools
|Article Title||A profile of effective leadership in some South African high-poverty schools|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||1 - 18|
|Keyword(s)||Invitational leadership, Poverty in South Africa and South African high-poverty school|
ISI Social Science
The struggle of high-poverty schools for survival is well documented. Some have overcome poverty-related odds and performed exceptionally well, prompting the following research question: What elements constitute a profile of effective leadership in high-poverty schools? Investigations conducted at six successful high-poverty schools revealed the contribution of invitational leadership to this success. I look at the personal traits and capabilities of effective leaders in high-poverty schools, as presented in a leadership profile.
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