How Pastoral Care Policy Has Contributed to the Management of Junior Secondary Schools In Botswana

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Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 3 DECLARATION OF ETHICS 4 Abstract 5 CHAPTER 1: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY 6 1.0 INTRODUCTION 6 1.1Background 7 1.2 Statement of the problem 11 1.3 Purpose of the study 11 1.4 Research questions 11 1.5 Definition of key terms 12 1.6 Acronyms: 12 1.7 Significance of the study 13 1.8 Limitations 14 1.9 Delimitations 14 CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW 15 2.0 INTRODUCTION 15 2.1 The origin of pastoral care 15 2.2 What is pastoral care? 16 2.3 Perceptions about implementation of PC in schools 17 2.3.1 International Perspectives 17 2.3.2 Different perspectives about benefits of PCP. 19 2.3. Challenges of implementing PCP 20 2.3.4 Conclusion 22 2.4 Botswana…show more content…
The study restricted itself to the perspective of school managers. The study was guided by three research questions. The study adopted a qualitative methodology to answer the research questions. Simple random sampling was used to interview a sample of 30 out of the targeted 49 members of school management from the North East, South East and South Central regions of MoESD. The data were recorded, analyzed and interpreted using codes and numbers. The results of the study show that the implementation of PCP has made some significant progress in junior secondary schools. The results also show that the PCP is a welcome reform that has had a positive impact on a substantial number of aspects of school management. However, the implementation of the PCP is marred by a lot of challenges that need to be addressed. These have been found to impede the implementation of the reform. CHAPTER 1: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY 1.0 INTRODUCTION Pastoral care is an important activity for a school culture that promotes productivity, accountability and efficiency in employees as well as accountability and commitment to learning in students. The school pastoral care policy (SPCP) is designed to inculcate the spirit of excellence in schools (Power, 1996). School pastoral care (SPC) programs and plans are key tools with which management, teachers and learners are supported to demonstrate their personal best

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