Head teachers leadership styles and teachers performance in selected public primary schools in Churo Division east Pokot District Kenya

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Kampala international international : College of Education,Open and distance Learning
The researcher used questioning technique to collect data. The list of questions was derived from the objective of the study. The questions were categorized into four, those inquiring on respondent profile, those that deal with leadership styles of headteachers, level of teachers performance and those concerned with significant relationship between headteachers leadership styles and teachers performance. The study utilized descriptive correlation survey and targeted 360 teachers from 22 primary schools and picked a sample size of 189 teachers from 20 schools. The respondents were full time teachers who were either male or female of various academic positions with at least one year and above teaching experience. Self administered questionnaire were the main data collecting tool The researcher analyzed the data using SPSS summing them using simple and complex frequency tables, later computed relative frequencies, mean, pearson linear correlation coefficient and regression tables helped in testing the null hypothesis (H0) of the study. The researcher found that majority of the respondents were P1 and ATS teachers fit to handle academic well at primary level, they were young enough to be potential for academic excellence. headteachers were found to spread out into the vi three categories of leadership styles. Teachers’ performances above average to some extent but still a number were performing below average. The researcher concluded that teachers in the division were capable of making pupils pass well in academic. He realized that teachers’ performance depended on leadership styles and concluded that, with favorable leadership styles, favorable performance prevails. He suggested for ministry of education to enforce refresher courses for headteachers on appropriate leadership styles, he further suggested frequent visit by DQASO to schools for essential advice to headteachers on mutual sharing of ideas with their staff. The researcher recommended for the ministry of education to empower parents to assess their schools and make reports on performance to the relevant education officers at the ground,
A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research Kampala International University Kampala — Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Education Management and Administration
Teachers leadership styles, Teachers performance, Churo Division east Pokot District