Challenges/dilemmas of private secondary school management and leadership in Uganda : (a case of selected schools in Mukono District)
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This research project is based on the theme entitled “challenges /dilemmas of private secondary school management and leadership in Uganda. The gist of this research project is on management and leadership in private secondary school of Uganda and one of its fundamental research question is “what are the main challenges of leadership and management in privately owned secondary school and how does the head teacher manages to carry on his activities along side these challenges. Other research questions that this research project addresses are “Why do these challenges exist and what could be a better way forward for reducing or solve these challenges. This is the problem to this research project that the research findings will address. To deal with this problem, the study is based on the case study of two private secondary schools identified as school A and B and the research techniques employed in this study are qualitative based on methods like observation, qualitative interviews and document use being significant during data collection. The context of the society where my case was selected is given in the background chapter (chap2) which will help my readers to critically assess my research findings and possibly get to know the world view and background that may influence my arguments while discussing research results. The research findings of this study are in line with the three main concepts of qualitative research which are validity, reliability and generalizability. These are described as scientific holy trinity. (Kvale, 1996:229). As we shall see in the methodology part, external validity refers to the extent to which findings from a given case study can be generalised and internal validity focuses on whether there is a good match between the researcher’s observations and the theoretical ideas they develop. Reliability pertains to the consistency of the research findings throughout the research project. (Hoyle, 2002:32). This research project followed all these principles and the results will just give a theoretical frame work from which reasoned judgement could be made to the extent to which the results presented here may be used as a guide to what might happen in another situation as termed as analytical generalisation. (Kvale, 1996:233).