How do School Management Teams Experience Teamwork: A Case Study in the Schools in the Kamwenge District, Uganda

Victor J. Pitsoe, Peter Isingoma

Abstract


Teamwork is an essential tool to achieve success for any organisation. In the absence of teamwork, teams fail to perform to the best of their abilities. This study was conducted on a purposeful sample of 40 teachers from ten government grant-aided primary schools, working in cooperation with Link Community Development, a non-governmental organisation. A survey questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data from the ten primary schools in the Kamwenge District. In this paper, we will take a look at the perceptions about and knowledge of teamwork among head teachers and teachers; the skills and competencies required for effective teamwork; the benefits of teamwork and its impact on teaching and learning; the challenges related to teamwork; and, finally, guidelines that can be employed by the School Management Teams (SMTs). The study revealed that teamwork among SMT members impacts positively on the quality of teaching and learning.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n3p138


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