International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part O (2015)
Problems of higher secondary school principals in Kerala – Dual role of classroom teaching and school administration
Anitha Mangad, Dr. Baiju K Nath
In the field of Indian education system emphasis has been laid especially in the last decade or so on the quality and excellence of educational administration at all levels i.e., Primary, secondary, higher secondary and higher education. One of the major components of school administration is the school principal. Principal is the key stone of school administration (Mukherjee, S.N) or hub of educational process (Singh, J).The higher secondary principal has to devote much of his time to discharge numerous duties for the efficient functioning of higher secondary. On him the proper working of the school ultimately depends (secondary education commission). The nature of work that the principal has to discharge is very complex and obviously time and energy consuming (Mahajan).The higher secondary principal needs to perform and organize numerous activities. It is the duty of the principal to plan, organise, direct, coordinate, communicate, budget, report, and control all the activities in the school. The purpose of this paper is to identify the difficulties faced by higher secondary principal for attending office work along with teaching. The study was conducted on a representative sample of higher secondary principals. In the present study structured interview was conducted with higher secondary principals. An interview schedule was prepared. The study revealed that 94.83% higher secondary principals face practical difficulties to attend office work along with teaching. The result of the present study revealed that there are notable difficulties felt by higher secondary principals while managing the school activities. The investigator hope that the identified difficulties can be rectified and effort can be made to improve the working of higher secondary schools.
How to cite this article:
Anitha Mangad, Dr. Baiju K Nath. Problems of higher secondary school principals in Kerala – Dual role of classroom teaching and school administration. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 1028-1031.