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American Journal of Educational Research. 2021, 9(12), 720-724
DOI: 10.12691/education-9-12-4
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Ear to the Rough Ground: Why Head Teacher Transfers in Uganda are Going to be Increasingly Controversial

Cornelius Ssempala1, Peter Mpiso Ssenkusu1 and John Mary Vianney Mitana2,

1College of Education and External Studies, Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda

2J.M. Education and Research Centre (JMERC), Kampala, Uganda

Pub. Date: December 07, 2021

Cite this paper:
Cornelius Ssempala, Peter Mpiso Ssenkusu and John Mary Vianney Mitana. Ear to the Rough Ground: Why Head Teacher Transfers in Uganda are Going to be Increasingly Controversial. American Journal of Educational Research. 2021; 9(12):720-724. doi: 10.12691/education-9-12-4

Abstract

The critical challenge, in developing countries, of educational management policy implementation in general, and headteacher transfers in particular, is to force the various paradigms meant to ground them to the rough ground. Even the market-oriented competitive model risks creating new forms of exclusion, corruption and exploitation if not grounded in the personal engagement with daily struggles and ambiguities of lived experience. We propose a harmonization of approaches to headteacher transfers that avoids handling reality through univocal and polarized lenses. Conclusively, beyond World Bank common prescriptions, we suggest a more heteronomous and care-based professional ethics in the wake of Covid-19.

Keywords:
educational management headteacher transfers social contract identity formation Uganda

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