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The influence of school leadership on student outcomes


Cruickshank, V, The influence of school leadership on student outcomes, Open Journal of Social Sciences, 5, (9) pp. 115-123. ISSN 2327-5952 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.4236/jss.2017.59009


The past 30 years have seen numerous education reforms intended to raise the achievement standards of students. These reforms have resulted in school leadership becoming of great interest in international education. This interest stems from a belief that school leadership can significantly influence the quality of teaching and learning in their schools, and consequently student achievement, by improving the working conditions of their teachers, and the climate and environment of their school. Numerous leadership theories have been presented in education related literature, with transformational leadership and instructional leadership being the preferred styles. This paper will examine the effects of both transformational and instructional leadership styles on improving student outcomes. This analysis will occur through three key points of focus: teaching and learning, the collaborative establishment of school goals and vision, and an awareness of and engagement with external forces affecting their school.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:school leaders, student outcomes, instructional leadership, transformational leadership, schools, principals
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational administration, management and leadership
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:121400
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-09-27
Last Modified:2018-12-13
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