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Teachers’ perspectives on leadership model in practice: the case of Niuean School Leaders

Lingam, Govinda I. and Lingam, Narsamma (2020) Teachers’ perspectives on leadership model in practice: the case of Niuean School Leaders. In: Leadership, Community Partnerships and Schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education. Springer Nature, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-15-6482-6

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Abstract

The Small Island Developing States of the Pacific are experiencing a plethora of educational reform initiatives which poses tremendous challenges to their education systems. Effective implementation and management of educational reforms require school leaders to demonstrate effective leadership practices. Using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) which (Kouzes and Posner, Leadership practices inventory, Wiley, San Francisco, CA, Kouzes and Posner, Leadership practices inventory, Wiley, San Francisco, CA, 2013) developed to examine leadership practices of school leaders, this preliminary study elicits teachers’ perspectives of their school leaders’ practices in Niuean schools. Participants were teachers of the two schools in Niue, and analysis of the data relied on two basic statistical descriptors, the mean and the standard deviation. The results show strengths in the LPI’s area called ‘encouraging the heart’. Meanwhile, leadership dimensions needing attention and development include the LPI areas of ‘modelling the way’, ‘challenging the process’, ‘inspiring a shared vision’, and ‘enabling others to act’. Implications of these results are applicable to other developing contexts within and beyond the Pacific region for leadership preparation and development and to improve leadership practices, which is an essential ingredient in school improvement and effectiveness.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 16:24
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 11:42
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12453
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