Managerial Leadership Theory: The Educational Management Theory By Tony Bush
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This research utilizes the Educational Management Theory by Tony Bush. Under the Educational Management Theory formulated by Tony Bush, the Managerial Leadership Model and Post-Modern Model are further utilized. According to the Managerial Leadership Model, the competence of an organization depends on the leaders’ focus on functions, tasks, and behaviors. The Post-Modern Model suggests that participation of stakeholders should be considered as integral part of an organization. Leaders therefore should show respect both the personality and perspectives of stakeholders. The model also suggest that hierarchy in an organization should be avoided to maintain democracy in an organization. Starratt (2001) suggests that more consultation, participation, and inclusion of members in an organization should be considered. Moreover, the South African Journal of Education (2007) suggested that principals should see to it that teachers, parents, learners, and the community are involved in issues affecting their interests.
The Educational Management Theory specifically the Managerial Leadership Model of Bush states that a leader has set of functions, tasks, and behaviors to manage an organization. The Managerial Model is used since the study aims to determine the level of competency of school heads in the various functions, tasks, and behaviors set by the Department of Education. Furthermore, the Post-Modern Model is utilized since one of the functions set by the Department of Education