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Improving organisational learning at Khula Mlambo Primary School : a practitioner research perspective.

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v=This dissertation is a report of a qualitative study of learning on a very small scale through practice and research in education at Khula Mlambo Primary School in South Africa. I took a narrative selfstudy approach to research, exploring my lived experience of learning as a practitioner researcher in my field of practise with the aim of establishing and improving organisational learning in the school. The dissertation traces the development of my key research question and it follows the research design. I have represented the data in a narrative self- study research approach and have engaged with the data I generated from my experience of learning from the questionnaire I administered. Through this dissertation I hope to contribute to the continuous process of development, learning and exploration of alternative forms of data representation in education and leadership. The conceptualisation of my learning research experience as a learning engagement offers an alternative way of looking at research in leadership in the field of education. The dissertation also raises the issue of the influence of continuous learning which seeks to explore and value the leader in the context of lived relational leadership experience.


M. Com. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2012.


Organizational learning--South Africa., Primary school teaching--South Africa., Educational leadership--Research--South Africa., Continuing education--Research--South Africa., Primary school teachers--Education (Continuing education)--South Africa., Theses--Leadership and management.