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TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
TUT EDU210   Classroom Delegation
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TUT EDU210 Classroom Delegation


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  • 1. - TUT- Classroom Delegation EDU210T Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) 21 September 2011 Definition•  Appointing a person to act on one’s behalf;•  Entrusting of authority, power and responsibility to another;•  A form of power sharing (empowerment).“Whatever the source of the leader’s ideas,you cannot inspire your people unless oneexpresses vivid goals which in some sensethey want.” David McClelland 1
  • 2. With Responsibility Goes Authority And with bothGoes Accountability Accountability Being answerable for actions / failure to take actionResponsibility Authority Obligation Control or power to act on responsibilities 2
  • 3. "   Responsibility CAN be delegated but CAN NOT be transferredResponsibility ~You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished.You may delegate it, but it is still with you. Authority •  Right to use assigned resources, including personnel, to accomplish a task or objective. •  Right to issue orders and expect obedience –  Power or control to act on responsibility CAN and should be delegated. 3
  • 4. Principles of DelegationThe process of identifying elements that can bedelegated to others in the classroom can beachieved with the following classification:•  “A” items – a few duties are the most important and cannot be delegated or only you can perform them;•  “B” items – some duties are important but not critical and may be or could be delegated;•  “C” items – a great number of duties are necessary to the organisation but of lesser importance, and these should be delegate. Rules for Delegation•  Make sure sub-ordinate clearly understand the task. Have sub-ordinates describe what it is they think you want them to accomplish;•  Make sure the person has the skill, talent, and ability to perform the task. Don’t delegate a task destined to result in failure or frustration;•  Allow the sub-ordinate latitude in how the task should be performed. Your way is not the only way;•  Provide all the resources necessary to perform the task. Make sure that you provide help in getting the task accomplished. 4
  • 5. Requirements for Delegation1.  Person to whom the task is delegated must be reasonably competent and skillful;2.  Classroom manager must get to know the skills and interest of the learners and their parents well;3.  Nature and extent of the task which is delegated must be clearly defined and described;4.  Other members of the class must know to whom tasks have been delegated and the authority they have to carry out task;5.  Classroom manager must trust those to whom task was delegated, and not interfere constantly;6.  It must be possible to carry out assignment – not too difficulty;7.  There must be unity of leadership – delegated by one person;8.  Authority to carry out task, and responsibility must be delegated along with the task. When to Delegate•  Has more work than time allowed to carry out task;•  Not able to execute tasks which have higher priority;•  Management abilities of learners must be developed;•  Parent involvement must be increased;•  Tasks can be carried out as well as or even better by other people. 5
  • 6. Why is Delegation useful? Your Your Respon- Capacity sibility How to Delegate•  What to delegate (rewarding both classroom manager and person doing work; specialised tasks like fire-fighting);•  Who to delegate to (person with appropriate KSD and time; or someone willing to learn; must be reliable and sense of responsibility; start with smaller tasks);•  How to delegate the task (delegated person must know – why task is important, - what is expected, - when task must be completed, - what authority he has to carry out task, - how to handle problems, - how and when to report on progress, - how progress will be checked, - what means and aids he has available, - what way he will carry out the task);•  How to accompany and develop the person carrying out the task (develop responsibility, initiative, own ideas, and abilities);•  How to check on its execution (keep to target dates; good and regular communication; corrective steps at any time). 6
  • 7. Advantages of Delegation1.  Lightens the burden of teacher in respect of routine and less urgent tasks;2.  Gives teacher more time to complete more important tasks;3.  Enables teacher to manage more;4.  Allows quick decision making, with less intermediate people involved;5.  Allows decision making at a level on which details are known;6.  Involves more people, and brings greater commitment, loyalty and joint responsibility;7.  Distribute the responsibility to more people, and increases their sense of dedication;8.  Brings about a better team spirit;9.  Offers learners and their parents the opportunity to develop their abilities and interest;10. Promotes self-confidence and cooperation among learners;11. Provides in-service training for parents and learners;12. Offers greater job satisfaction, which leads to improved motivation and morale;13. Makes it easier to exercise control. Everyone WinsMake a habit of the following:•  Delegate not only the menial, unimportant tasks but also the significant ones. People will see this as a vote of confidence;•  Remain accessible. Always provide a “safety net” for the sub-ordinate. Be available as necessary, but do not engage in over-the-shoulder surveillance;•  When the task is performed well, praise the sub-ordinate. 7
  • 8. Remember this!Enough authority must be delegated:•  To get the work done;•  To allow people to take initiative;•  To keep things going in your absence;•  To develop sub-ordinates;•  To establish accountability;•  To free up management time for higher level activity. Successful Delegation •  Makes work easier; •  Improves efficiency; •  Increases people effectiveness; •  Develops people; •  Ensures that the right people do the right jobs. 8
  • 9. 28 September 2011Test 1 – Transformational Leadership, Preventative/ Care approach to Classroom Discipline, and Managing Parental Involvement 19 October 2011 Test 2 – Organisational Conflict and Classroom Delegation 26 October 2011 Discussion of Important Questions Thank You! 9