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dc.contributor.author Rengura, Demetrius K.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-10T12:25:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-10T12:25:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Rengura, D.K. (2015). Exploring staff involvement in an organization development intervention in a school in the Kavango region, Namibia: a case study. Namibia CPD Journal for Educators, 2(1), 135-157. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-772X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1880
dc.description.abstract The study is to explore staff involvement in organization development (OD) intervention in one of a rural junior secondary school in Kavango region, Namibia and aimed at determining the level of participation in change initiative and probing in participants’ perception and experience of the intervention process. In a democratic country such as Namibia every citizen is expected to bring change and participating in activities to improve their own institution for example School. It is a common practice among teachers of Ntokota School that they are passive to take action in change initiative for improving working relationship and Organization. This study introduced an OD intervention to a School in order to inspire the mindset of staff to be active in change initiative for School improvement by using bottom-up approach strategy of staff participation in series of activities that would enable them to improve and eventually moving the School to the intended goal. OD concept Model of seven steps was used for intervention and it is a participant driven that encourages staff to release their potential to initiate change for improvement. The study is located within qualitative interpretive and critical paradigm. Observation and semi-structured interviews were the main data collection tools used in the study. The researcher transcribed, grouped similar data into category, coded and translated data into a real meaning and identifies themes that address the research goal. The paper reveals that the absence of staff cooperation, involvement in the decisionmaking processes, democratic leadership were the main factors perceived retarded the staff activeness in change initiative and participation. Staff viewed OD intervention as the most significance approach to change as it offers significant understanding and conception of change and embraced new approach of fostering democracy, inclusion of staff in the decision-making process, taking a decentralized decision and enhancing cooperation among staff. The study is of potential significance to educators and educational leaders to use OD approach for change to improve human working relationship and behavior in their own organization. It may motivate researchers to pursue OD studies and conduct OD projects with any organization of their choice. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Staff involvement en_US
dc.subject Democracy en_US
dc.subject Leadership role en_US
dc.title Exploring staff involvement in an organization development intervention in a school in the Kavango region, Namibia: A case study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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