Teachers' Perceptions On The Effectiveness Of Women Leadership In Mutare District Schools
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This study was designed to investigate teachers’ perceptions on the effectiveness of women leadership in Mutare District schools, the research design was both quantitative and qualitative where the descriptive method was used. All the teachers in the 202 schools in Mutare District formed the target group. A total of one hundred primary and secondary school teachers were randomly selected from ten schools and used as respondents in the study. ’ A structured questionnaire was used as a data collection instrument. An open comment at the end of the questionnaire accorded respondents an opportunity to freely express their opinions. The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) was used for data processing and analysis. The results of the study showed that teachers in Mutare District perceived women leadership as effective. The results also showed that women leaders were confident in the discharge of their duties and that they were conversant with the demands of school headship. However, results on the question of motivational schools depicted some deficiencies. Teachers felt that women leaders did not sufficiently develop their subordinates for carrier advancement. Overall, women leadership was perceived as effective by the teachers considering the fact that most of the components, of effective leadership were found to be positive.