How Pastoral Care Policy Has Contributed to the Management of Junior Secondary Schools In Botswana

Topics: Education, College, High school Pages: 94 (23468 words) Published: April 29, 2014
Table of Contents
Table of Contents1
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS3
DECLARATION OF ETHICS4
Abstract5
CHAPTER 1: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY 6
1.0 INTRODUCTION6
1.1Background7
1.2 Statement of the problem11
1.3 Purpose of the study11
1.4 Research questions11
1.5 Definition of key terms12
1.6 Acronyms: 12
1.7 Significance of the study13
1.8 Limitations14
1.9 Delimitations 14
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW15
2.0 INTRODUCTION15
2.1 The origin of pastoral care15
2.2 What is pastoral care? 16
2.3 Perceptions about implementation of PC in schools17
2.3.1 International Perspectives17
2.3.2 Different perspectives about benefits of PCP.19
2.3. Challenges of implementing PCP20
2.3.4 Conclusion22
2.4 Botswana perspective about implementation of PCP 23
2.4.1 Divisions and demarcations of school into houses 23
2.4.2 School leadership training 23
2.4.3 School supervision23
2.4.4 Stakeholder partnerships23
2.4.5 Role ambiguity24
2.4.6 Socio-Economic changes24
2.4.7 Conclusion25
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY26
3.1 Research design 27
3.2 Population of the study and Justification28
3.3 Sampling Procedure29
3.4 The sample 29
3.5 Data collection procedure31
3.6 Data collection instruments31
3.6.1 Interview31
3.7 Data analysis32
3.8 Ethical consideration 33
3.9 Conclusion34
CHAPTER 4: FINDINGS35
4.0 Introduction35
4.1 Demographic Data36
4.2 Findings37
4.2.1 Perceptions of the school managers about the implementation of the PCP 38 4.2.2 Perceptions of school managers’ about the benefits of the PCP. 59 4.2.3. The perceptions of school management teams on the challenges posed by PCP.66 CHAPTER 5: DISCUSSION 72

5.0 INTRODUCTION72
5.1 PERCEPTIONS OF MANAGERS ABOUT BENEFITS OF THE PCP73
5.1.1 Improved students’ behaviour73
5.1.2 Improved school perfomance74
5.1.4 Improved school records 75
5.1.5 Improved partnerships76
5.2 MANAGEMENT PERCEPTIONS ON THE CHALLENGES OF PCP77
5.2.2 Inadequate training77
5.2.3 Unsatisfactory stakeholder commitment78
5.2.4 Insufficient resources79
5.3 Conclusion:80
CHAPTER 6: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS81
6.0. Introduction81
6.1 Summary of the study82
6.2 Recommendations82
6.3 Conclusion 85
REFERENCE86

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our supervisor, Dr. P. Bulawa for his scholarly advice, remarks and professional guidance of this research paper. This work would not have been possible without his prompt and constructive comments in every submission we made. Special thanks go to each one of our families for their prayers, believing in our abilities, supporting us and putting up with our three years absence. May the good Lord repay their patience and endurance. We are forever indebted to God Almighty who kept us healthy and supplied us with divine energy throughout our study. He in a miraculous way bound us together with strings that could not be broken to the end of the study. Last but not least are our colleagues at the various junior secondary schools that we interviewed who took time out of their tight schedules and assisted us with the information we sought for our study.

DECLARATION OF ETHICS

We declare that the contribution of the pastoral care policy in the management of junior secondary schools in Botswana: The perspective of school managers. Is our own work and that have been indicated and acknowledged by means of complete references. Bonani Naomi Gunda…………………. Mika James……………………………………. Tebogo Rapalai…………………………………. Ditshotlo Botshabelo……………………………. Patrick Phiri………………………………………….. Kolobetso Molathegi………………………….

NOVEMBER 2013

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