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A Critical Analysis of Managerial Skills Competencies of Secondary School Heads Trained through Distance Mode of Allama Iqbal Open University
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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Volume 11, Number 3, ISSN 1302-6488

Abstract

The premise of this article is to analyze the managerial skills competencies of secondary schools heads trained through distance mode of education in Pakistan. For this purpose a sample 300 secondary school teachers and 100 secondary schools head-teachers trained through distance mode and working in the Federal Government Educational Institutions (FGEI) functioning under the administration of Pakistan army. The objectives of the study were: 1) to describe the M.Ed programme of AIOU, 2) to identify the managerial skills competencies of secondary school heads trained through Allama Iqbal Open University, 3) to find-out the managerial problems faced by the secondary school heads of FGEI, 4) to suggest some further suggestion to improve the managerial skills competencies of working heads of FGEI. The study focused on the following categories of skills: interpersonal communication skills, planning skills, collaboration/ teamwork skills, proficiency skills, organizational skills, feedback skills, basic technology knowledge, and technology access knowledge. Major recommendations of the study were: 1) the scheme of study of M.Ed of Allama Iqbal Open University program be changed as per need of administrator and it should focus on management and administration, 2) For better performance of heads, an induction course covering all the managerial skills relevant to the job principalship should be arranged after each term and be continue throughout the service 3) the present scheme of study of M.Ed program focus on teaching methodology, one additional semester be included that should cover the management courses and, 4) as the present study was delimited to the Federal Governmental Educational Institutions to analyze the managerial skills competencies of working heads of secondary schools. One logical avenue for future is to replicate this study on the whole the country to generalize the results.

Citation

Akhlaq, M. & Sulehri, S.M. (2011). A Critical Analysis of Managerial Skills Competencies of Secondary School Heads Trained through Distance Mode of Allama Iqbal Open University. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 11(3), 16-31. Retrieved April 26, 2019 from .

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