Transformational Leadership for the Effective Management of Further Education and Training Colleges in South Africa

By Izak Adolf Coetzer.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The research was motivated by the call for sound leadership in FET colleges that are grappling with the challenges of merging. A literature study showed that the study of leadership is interdisciplinary covering a vast terrain, which encompasses the political, corporate, educational and human service domains. In 1994 the South African government inherited a fragmented, segregated and bureaucratic education system providing poor quality education. The necessary reform of the FET sector has placed enormous pressure on FET college leadership. A qualitative approach was used for this study in order to provide explanations for a need for effective leadership for FET colleges. A case study of a newly merged college was chosen by purposeful sampling and data collected by means of document analysis, individual interviews and observation. The research concludes with recommendations and a proposed leadership model for effective management of FET colleges.

Keywords: Leadership Model, Effective Management, Strategies, Partnerships, Shared Vision, Transformation

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp.45-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 614.525KB).

Prof. Izak Adolf Coetzer

Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Born in South Africa. Qualifications: BA 1972, BEd 1981, MEd 1983, DEd 1985. Attached to the University of South Africa since 1980. Present position Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Chairperson for studygroup Environmental Education and Management courses at UNISA. Supervisor for 14 Doctoral students and 17 Master students in Management, Enviromental Education and History of Education. Published 12 journal articals in accredited journals and the author of one prescribed book.

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