Principal Leadership and Its Link to the Development of School Teacher Culture and Teaching Effectiveness: A case Study of an Award-Winning Teaching Team at an Elementary School

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title Principal Leadership and Its Link to the Development of School Teacher Culture and Teaching Effectiveness: A case Study of an Award-Winning Teaching Team at an Elementary School
 
Creator Lee, Hsin-Hsiang; Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Li, Mao-neng Fred; National Chia-yi University, Taiwan
 
Subject
teaching excellence award, school culture, principal leadership
 
Description This study aimed to (1) describe principal leadership and the context of the overall school teacher culture that cultivated an award-wining team at an elementary school; (2) analyze the award-winning team’s learning behaviors, shared goals, values, beliefs, mutual interactions or dialogues, and experience sharing among members; and (3) unveil the key factors that shape excellent teaching team culture and its functions. Major findings are:
1. The award-winning teacher group at the school was able to facilitate the development of professional co-operation and teaching innovation within the school, and transform the school into a learning community.
2. The campus ethics of affiliation, collegiality, and experience-heritage was enforced at the award-wining elementary school.
3. The school leaders, especially the principal, had a critical impact on the development of school teacher culture via their determination and encouragement.
4. Both the school principal and the school’s senior teachers played an exemplary and leading role in shaping a high-quality school culture for professional development.
The study concludes that the principal and the senior teachers played an exemplary and leading role in shaping a positive school culture, and that a positive school culture can enhance school effectiveness and productive power.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, and GMU
 
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Date 2015-07-24
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Qualitative
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/555
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 10, No 4 (2015): Principal Leadership and Its Link to the Development of a School’s Teacher Culture and Teaching Effectiveness
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/555/150
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Hsin-Hsiang Lee, Mao-neng Fred Li
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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