The Changing Roles of School Managers: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Nobert Wanjala Wanyonyi &Irene Simiyu


School Managers in Kenya are a group faced with an array of emerging and challenging roles in a rapidly changing society. This is coupled with increasingly great expectation by education stakeholders that school managers and the human resource they lead will ensure retention and successful completion of school by every Kenyan child. However, it is the contention of this paper that school managers may not meet the cut if they are not cognizant of their changing roles and the new skills they need to develop. This paper sets out to examine these challenging roles and the accompanying skills required. The argument is premised on the view that one can best handle challenges they are clearly aware of. The authors hope that the ideas raised will inform educational stakeholders and especially, school managers and educational policy formulators.

Key words: School Managers, Traditional roles, Emerging roles


Contact detail: Nobert Wanjala Wanyonyi, Department of Psychology, Criminology and Social Work at Kibabii University College Email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



To cite this article: Wanyonyi, Nobert Wanjala & Simiyu Irene, The Changing Roles of School Managers: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, Vol. 6, pp.35-52. 2015

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