Greener Journal of Educational Research

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Muyengwa and Mubika

Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 3 (3), pp. 155-159, May 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

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 findings.
Keyword: Programme development, Teacher development, corporate governance.

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