Democratisation of Education Using School Governing Board Members in Zambia: Voices from School Governors
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The intent of the study was to establish whether or not school governing bodies enable or disable democracy at a secondary school level in Zambia. A qualitative research design was adopted to unearth the practices of school governing board members. The findings of this study revealed that while the democratic practices were noted in schools, the issues of participation and leadership practices are on the other hand failing to have a significant impact on democratic practice in schools. The paper concludes by advocating for improved institutional and school-based democratic leadership practices that are in line with systemic policies.