Leadership and Management Trait of SMC Members in School Governance

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  • Kuldip Neupane Graduate School of Education, Tribhuwan University, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/sij.v4i1.54135

Keywords:

governance, school governance, management, leadership, trait

Abstract

Among various school governing bodies, the School Management Committee (SMC) is the leading one that designs the vision and missions for the school. Nepalese education policy has given SMC the duty of school improvement. The theory of governance explains leadership and management quality in its process. So, SMC, from the viewpoint of governance theory, better performs when possesses leadership and management knowledge. This mixed method research explored these qualities in the SMC of Kanchanjunga Secondary School. The qualities are explored from the viewpoints of students and the SMC chair both, where the quantitative data were collected from the students and qualitative from the SMC chair. The research found that the SMC of the researched school possessed less leadership and management qualities. The SMC members need knowledge and training on the traits of leadership and management like decision making and dissemination, setting goals for the school, participatory approach in decision making and implementation, communicative approach, transparency, and accountability

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Author Biography

Kuldip Neupane, Graduate School of Education, Tribhuwan University, Nepal

Kuldip Neupane is a PhD Scholar at Graduate School of Education, Tribhuwan University. He did his master in English Language Teaching and MPhil in Educational Development. His areas of interest are educational policy, educational leadership and educational management.

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Published

2023-04-25

How to Cite

Neupane, K. (2023). Leadership and Management Trait of SMC Members in School Governance. Siddhajyoti Interdisciplinary Journal, 4(1), 69–80. https://doi.org/10.3126/sij.v4i1.54135

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