Leadership Issues: Investigation of the Etiology of Curriculum Delivery in Rural Institutions of Learning

Chinaza Uleanya, Vincent Smith, Bongani Thulani Gamede

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This study explored the factors affecting curriculum delivery as well as the way in which subject advisors deliver curriculum changes in selected rural schools in a selected education district in South Africa. Quantitative research was adopted for data collection. Questionnaires were administered to 17 educators, 35 school management team (SMT) members, and 165 subject advisors, who were purposively selected. The findings of the study show that non-involvement of educators in the curriculum planning phase, political instability, poor infrastructure, workload of educators, among other things, affect curriculum delivery, leading to curriculum change. The study recommends that educators be involved in and consulted during curriculum planning, and that political instability of the state not interfere with the planned curriculum guiding teaching and learning activities in the state. Adequate infrastructure should be provided to enhance teaching and learning activities, while more educators are recruited to reduce their workload.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023


  • curriculum change
  • curriculum delivery
  • curriculum planning
  • school management team members
  • subject advisors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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