Muyengwa and Mubika
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (3), pp. 155-159, May 2013
Manuscript Number: 042613590
Corporate Governance in ODL: Best Practices in Promoting Programme Development in the Department of Teacher Development
*1Barnabas Muyengwa, 2Augustine Kudakwashe Mubika
1Lecturer and National Programme Leader for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Curriculum Studies) and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at the Zimbabwe Open University.
2Senior Lecturer and Regional Programme Coordinator for the Mashonaland West Regional Centre of the Zimbabwe Open University: Department of Educational Studies.
Email: 2akmubika @ gmail. com
*Corresponding Author’s Email: muyengwabb @ gmail. com
Corporate Governance gives
institutions a character of their own. It defines a brand of
given universities and other organisations. It is about
exercising good ethical practices in doing something
especially in promoting critical and practical issues in the
management of academic programmes. The current study seeks
to examine some of the best practices of Corporate
Governance that the Department of Teacher Development could
employ in the promotion of Programme Development at the
Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). The study is rooted in the
qualitative research paradigm which employ a case study as a
research approach. Research participants were selected using
a convenience sample. Sixteen academic members of the
Department of Teacher Education at the ZOU responded to an
in-depth questionnaire and a follow-up interview. Data that
emerged from the data were interpreted descriptively and
analytically in order to give meaning to the research
Keyword: Programme development, Teacher development, corporate governance.
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