Journal of Education and Human Development, 2(1), pp. 30-41.
Public education is generally regulated by legislations, regulations and policies. The main distinctive feature of provision of public education from one country to the other lies in the particular centralization of powers. South African legislations, regulations and policies are implemented from National education department of Basic Education. These are decentralized from National department of Basic Education to the Provincial Departments of Education, District offices and Circuit offices and lastly to schools. The structure is the same in all nine province including Limpopo Province. Policies are understood as vague, ambiguous, unclear, and long on ideas and vision, but short on implementation. The question which arises especially in schools is the ability of school principals or school managers to implement legislations, regulations and policies in their institutions. The central question we ask in this paper is “Do school principals know and understand the South African Constitution, especially Chapter 2 (Bill of Rights) and parliamentary education legislations, regulations and policies?” If they do not understand or know these legislations, regulations and policies, it would be a mammoth task for them to implement that which they do not know and understand.
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Mashau, Samuel Takalani., & Mutshaeni, Nancy Humbulani. (2013). Implementation of Legislations and Policies: Case Study of Vhembe and Mopani Districts’ School Principals in Limpopo Province . Journal of Education and Human Development, 2(1), pp. 30-41.
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Takalani Samuel Mashau is currently a lecturer in the School of Education; Department of Curriculum Studies and Education Management. Before he joined University of Venda, he was a teacher at different secondary schools in South Africa. He also served in Thulamela and Vhembe Local Councils as a Councillor. He completed B.Ed. (Hons) and M.Ed. at Potchefstroom University which is now known as University of North West. He completed D.Ed. at University of Venda.
Humbulani Nancy Mutshaeni
University of Venda
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