Instructional Leadership

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Rozul (2012) claimed that the attitudes of teachers toward their profession were unfavorable, due to various factors operating within the school organization. Mentioned that among these were the existence of public discrediting for teachers and their profession and the incidence of undemocratic administration and supervision. Good performance of teachers depends on the quality or type of leadership style of school administrators. Horing and Loeb (2010) argue that the importance of school leaders hiring and assigning teachers to classrooms where ample opportunities are created for learner excellence by way of effective curriculum implementation are guided by the principal as a instructional leader. Wherein, Boucher (2013) cited that principal…show more content…
She also mentioned that the role of the principal need to be balanced between content and organizational leadership. These competencies involve building instructional leadership into the culture of the school and building strong leadership in teachers. The educational leader is the overall leader of instruction, but he/she needs to have time and skills to motivate and build teams and develop leadership capacity in his/her school for change. DeMatthews (2014) defines instructional leadership as follows: The leadership functions associated with teaching and learning, more specifically the duties and responsibilities principals need to perform each day to support teachers and learners towards educational excellence. In order to accomplish this, principals must create a safe, supportive and collaborative work environment. The study conducted by Adeyemi (2011) focused on the investigation on the principals’ leadership styles and job performance of teachers’ in Nigeria. Results revealed that performance of teachers was better in autocratic leadership compared to schools with democratic style of…show more content…
The findings of the study indicated that the school principal leadership style influences teacher’s satisfaction. Principals who are people-oriented positively influence teacher’s satisfaction in the areas school development, management, relationship with colleagues and teamwork. Principals who are tasks-oriented negatively influence teacher’s satisfaction from the areas of communication, management, school development and safety. The findings of the study also revealed that teachers are mostly satisfied with aspects of safety, working skills, and nature of

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