Leadership and Its Structure in Enhancing Head Teacher-Parent Collaboration for The Improvement of Inclusive Education in Regular Public Primary Schools in Meru County

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SEVERINA MUKOKINYA MWIRICHIA NEPHAT J. KATHURI JOHN G. MARIENE

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This is a part of a larger study that set out to investigate information on head teacher-parent collaboration for the improvement of inclusive education in regular public primary schools in Meru County. The study examined leadership and its structure in enhancing head teacher-parent collaboration for the improvement of inclusive education in regular public primary schools in Meru County, Kenya. The objective of the study was to examine leadership and its structure in enhancing head teacher-parent collaboration for the improvement of inclusive education. The study was to inform education policy makers, who were expected to use the study results to evaluate the current policies on inclusive education and formulate appropriate policies for promoting head teacher-parent collaboration for the improvement of inclusive education. The study employed qualitative research design. The target population was 97 head teachers, 136 teachers and 2040 parents. Twenty four participants were selected to participate in the study. Purposeful sampling was used, to select the respondents from the target population. The study used interview schedules and focus group discussion guides. The study employed qualitative methods and techniques of collecting and analyzing the data. The findings of the study were presented using narratives and themes. It was found that leadership influenced head teacher-parent collaboration for the improvement of inclusive education. Leadership and its structure enhanced school harmony, a situation that improved head teacher-parent collaboration for the improvement of inclusive education. It was recommended that, the government should appoint head teachers who are positive about inclusive education and with the ability to work together with all parents for the improvement of schooling for all learners in regular classes.

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MWIRICHIA, S., KATHURI, N., & MARIENE, J. (2017, May 10). Leadership and Its Structure in Enhancing Head Teacher-Parent Collaboration for The Improvement of Inclusive Education in Regular Public Primary Schools in Meru County. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 5(4), 50-57. Retrieved from http://ijier.net/ijier/article/view/655
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SEVERINA MUKOKINYA MWIRICHIA, Kenya Methodist University

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, PhD CANDIDATE

NEPHAT J. KATHURI, Kenya Methodist University

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, PROFESSOR

JOHN G. MARIENE, Kenya Methodist University

EDUCATION, LECTURER

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