The Difficult Challenge, Exploring the Secondary School Head Teachers: Leaders or Managers?
- Country : Zambia
- Subject : Education
Management and leadership are terms that are frequently used interchangeably, however, they are not the same thing. The purpose of this article is to outline the differences between leadership and management in relation to school Head teachers. Management and leadership are important for the delivery of good health services in the secondary schools. Although the two are similar in some respects, they may involve different types of skills, and behaviours. Whilst the distinction between management and leadership may have been useful in drawing attention to the strategic and motivational qualities required during periods of change, the representation of managers and leaders as completely different people can be misleading and potentially harmful in practice. The author’s conclusion is that these two educational fields are different in terms of context and style, but each field does carry almost the same responsibility. Good managers should strive to be good leaders and good leaders, need management skills to be effective.