Leaderships is not an absolute, but is defined by full cultural paradigm within which it is exercised. Such corner of the globe offers its own perspectives on societal organizations and the leadership and each of these perspectives demands different values. Leadership development from an African cultural perspective is often conspiracy by its absence in most discourses and initiatives. The paper reports a descriptive study on the perspectives of school managers in their leadership development. The study revealed the influence of indigenous leadership styles on the leadership capacity of the principals. It stressed that the leadership development in Africa must be rooted in the influential cultural heritage of the African. It also linked the leadership development to the current decentralization reforms of enhancing leadership development at the school level through the school based management.
|Keywords:||Indigenous Leadership, School Management, School Improvement, Leadership Development|
Research and Training Fellow, Research and Training Department, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Ondo, Ondo, Nigeria
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