An investigation into the teachers perceptions of performance appraisal systems in public secondary schools : a case study of schools in Lilongwe city.

Mwale, Alexander Kazombo (2015) An investigation into the teachers perceptions of performance appraisal systems in public secondary schools : a case study of schools in Lilongwe city. Masters thesis, University of Bolton.

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Abstract

The introduction of performance appraisals through the performance management policy in Malawi has not been as effective as intended. There were suggestions that the policy was not welcomed thus has minimal impact on the teaching service in secondary schools in Malawi. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of teachers in order to understand the implementation of the policy and how to improve it. The main findings were that the policy had major problems that include: the lack of ownership of the policy by teachers; poor use of the information tool; inability to utilise rewards; and poor leadership. The study observed that cultural considerations and links to reward would improve the appraisal process. In conclusion, the policy makers need to ensure consultations of stakeholders are fully utilized and results made publicly available; fully engage in sensitization campaigns; and monitor the policies implementation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Electronic version of the dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, awarded by University of Bolton in conjunction with Malawi Institute of Management.
Divisions: University of Bolton Theses > Off-campus Division
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 11:55
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 07:53
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/955

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