Leadership Academic Leader: Masters Studies
I have worked as a teacher Marrianhill Private Independent school in South Africa, teaching Accounting, Business Studies and Economic and Management Sciences (EMS). In Higher Education, I have lectured in different South African universities. In 2012 I lectured at University of the Free State where I was lectured commerce education methodologies (Accounting, Business Studies, Economics and EMS) in QwaQwa campus and at the University of Pretoria I was lecturing modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of Education Management and Policy Studies. I currently lecture modules at postgraduate level (Master of Education level) in the discipline of Educational Leadership, Management and Policy (ELMP). Before this I have lectured modules at Honours level in the same discipline.
My broader research field is educational leadership and management, but my specific research interest is school leadership in the context of rurality. My writings are around leadership for school-community partnerships, school financial management and the asset-based leadership. My research falls within what is called “Pasteur’s Quadrant” which describes research that both contributes to the understanding of the phenomena while at the same time has a high level of practical relevance. Effie McClellan calls this research use-inspired research and it excites me to here my students sharing with me that in my word they do only understand issues academically, but they also learn what is relevant to their work as practitioners.
I teach modules in the degree of Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management. Even though I can teach across this field, I have become more interested in educational leadership and leadership of professionals in learning communities. My teaching is guided by adult learning theories and draws more from problem-based and inquiry-based learning.
I supervise at Honours, Masters and PhD level within the field of Educational Leadership and Management. To date I have supervised more than 15 Honours and Master of Education students to completion. I have also supervised PhD students to completion in the same field. Some of these students were co-supervised with experienced colleagues in the field in order to enhance my supervision capacity.
Myende, PE. (2018) Leadership for school-community partnership: A Principal’s experience in a deprived context. In Chikoko, V. Leadership that works in deprived contexts (pp. 121-142). Nova Publishers.
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