Human Resource Development for Office-based Educators
Journal of Social Sciences
The objectives of the study are to provide a perspective of the underlying imperatives of human resource development; to explore the substantial indicators of an implementable Human Resource Development (HRD) plan for office-based educators and to determine the roles that individuals and groups play in formulating Individual and Group Development Plans. The study is qualitative in nature and semi-structured interviews were conducted with one section of office-based educators, namely Deputy
... Education Specialists (DCES) in three education districts in the Free State province of South Africa. The key findings were that these office-based educators have the desire to play a significant role in their job performance and that they need empowerment, resources and leadership to guide them in their daily duties. The evidence of the narrative incidents with officebased educators suggest that the development of an integrated HRD plan will provide a useful research tool for those wishing to study the design and use of HRD plans in the future, as it provides a holistic overview to be taken in the process and makes the development of an integrated plan a feasible task. HRD requires a new way of thinking and interacting amongst district sections, and should be regarded as a step forward to improved development of office-based educators. This improved development will subsequently have a positive influence of service delivery to school-based educators with the aim of improved learner performance in the schools.