AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

The public accountability of secondary schools in the Johannesburg North District

by Jacob Mshado Japie Dladla

Institution: University of South Africa
Year: 2013
Keywords: Public accountability; Secondary schools; School management
Record ID: 1455701
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/9492


This study was undertaken with the purpose of analysing the public accountability system of secondary schools in the Johannesburg North District. It also tested the relationship between the accountability system and the effectiveness and efficiency of secondary schools. Over and above principals, learners and parents, the study also utilised numerous published literature to analyse the current accountability system. The findings of the empirical study revealed that there were disparities between the literature review and the current accountability system. Three major findings were made by this study. Firstly, there is a lack of synergy between internal and external accountability systems. Secondly, there are different accountability systems used by different secondary schools in the same District and lastly grade twelve results are used to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of secondary schools in the chosen District. In conclusion, proposals which may assist in improving the current accountability system were made.