School leadership, one of the most important aspects of school improvement, has not received much attention from either policymakers or researchers in Turkey despite many countries embrace creating and developing effective leaders as one of the important first steps to improve their education. This research looked at the instructional leadership skills of Turkish principals from the teacher's perspective measured through a survey collected from primary school teachers in five different cities in Turkey, first, to describe the current situation and, second, to find out if teachers' experience and gender affect their views. The results show that Turkish principals practice their instructional leadership roles only occasionally and teachers' gender significantly affects their perception. Copyright © 2013 The Author(s).
|Journal||Educational Management Administration & Leadership|
|Early online date||Apr 2013|
|Publication status||Published - May 2013|
CitationGumus, S., & Akcaoglu, M. (2013). Instructional leadership in Turkish primary schools: An analysis of teachers’ perceptions and current policy. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 41(3), 289-302. doi: 10.1177/1741143212474801
- Educational administration
- Instructional leadership
- Principal selection in Turkey