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DELM staff are internationally and locally published in accredited peer-reviewed journals. A number of staff are National Research Foundation rated researchers, that places them among the leading researchers in South Africa in their respective fields.

Staff areas of expertise and interest include:

  • Change leadership
  • Classroom management
  • Distributive leadership (including teacher leadership, learner leadership, parent leadership, teams, communities of practice)
  • Economics in/of education
  • Education law
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Inclusive education
  • Indigenous leadership
  • Instructional leadership
  • Intervention programmes (leadership interventions, systemic/education change programmes)
  • Leadership development
  • Organisation behaviour
  • Organisation change
  • Policy
  • Programme evaluation
  • Pupil discipline
  • Pupil leadership
  • School districts (roles, agency for change)
  • System leadership
  • Systems and change
  • Women in education leadership

We regularly receive distinguished visiting professors. During 2016-2018 Professor Philip Hallinger and Professor Philomena Essed will spend time in the Department. They will be involved in teaching, research supervision, and joint research and writing.

Post-doctoral fellows in any of the above-mentioned areas of expertise and interest are encouraged to apply to pursue post-doctoral research in the Department

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