Performance management : the neglected imperative of accountability systems in education

The first aim of this paper is to clarify the concept "performance management" as an aspect of the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS). The second is to report on an exploration into the experiences and perceptions of management teams in the implementation of performance management...

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Published in: South African journal of education Vol. 34; no. 1; pp. 1 - 18
Main Authors: Pilane, M.W, Mosoge, M.J
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Published: South Africa Education Association of South Africa (EASA) 02-01-2014
University of Pretoria
Education Association of South Africa
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Summary: The first aim of this paper is to clarify the concept "performance management" as an aspect of the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS). The second is to report on an exploration into the experiences and perceptions of management teams in the implementation of performance management. As part of the qualitative research design, the individual interview was selected for use in this research. Fifteen participants drawn randomly from 24 schools were interviewed. The findings revealed the weakness of integrating development with appraisal since it leads to the neglect of development in favour of appraisal which is linked to incentives. A lack of knowledge and expertise on the IQMS processes such as mentoring, coaching, and monitoring was found to hamper the zeal to implement performance management. Teachers, as co-developers of education policy on the ground, act as a driving force behind the actualisation of transformation in education. The development of teachers is therefore crucial in an education system that is in the grips of transformation.
ISSN: 0256-0100
2076-3433
2076-3433
DOI: 10.15700/201412120947