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dc.contributor.authorKwatubana, Siphokazi
dc.contributor.authorNhlapo, Velaphi Aaron
dc.contributor.authorMoteetee, Nomsa
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-01T12:44:54Z
dc.date.available2023-11-01T12:44:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationKwatubana, S. et al. 2021. The role of principals in school health promotion in South Africa : a qualitative study. Vol. 122 No. 3,pp. 304-317. https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-08-2020-0078en_US
dc.identifier.issn0965-4283
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/42317
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1108/HE-08-2020-0078
dc.description.abstractPurpose – School principals are presumed to be pillars of school health promotion implementation. Their understanding of their role could enhance school health promotion. This study aims to investigate how principals understood their role in school health promotion. Design/methodology/approach – In this study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with six school principals who participated and completed the first cycle of the Continuous Professional Teacher Development programme that was offered by the South African Council of Educators. Snowball sampling was used to sample participants. Findings – The findings of this study showed that principals did not differentiate between concepts of healthpromoting schools and school health promotion, the meaning was the same for them. They focused on any health improvement within the schools, regardless of its conceptual nature. The second finding pertains to the role of the principal as a manager, while the third was on expedition of collaborations and partnerships. Research limitations/implications – This research was limited to school principals who completed the Continuous Professional Teacher Development programme. It, therefore, does not include perceptions of other principals. Originality/value – The study findings suggest that despite inability of schools in poor communities to implement effective school health programmes, the principals of the sampled schools were aware of their roles. This is positive, as the efforts to enhance health promotion initiatives would focus on developing and empowering principals to improve their performance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Insighten_US
dc.subjectSchool health promotionen_US
dc.subjectManagerial rolesen_US
dc.subjectManagerial tasksen_US
dc.subjectPartnerships with parentsen_US
dc.subjectIntersectoral collaborationsen_US
dc.titleThe role of principals in school health promotion in South Africa : a qualitative studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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