Instructional Leadership: Perceptions and Practices of Government School Head teachers
Author(s) : Syed Nasir Hussain, Asia Zulfqar, Lubna Choudhry & Faisal Siddique
The study was conducted to analyze the perceptions and practices of government school headteachers regarding their role as instructional leader. The population of the study consisted of all government secondary school headteachers from Punjab province. The sample was selected from two conveniently selected districts – Lahore and Khushab. The study was conducted in two phases involving 40 government secondary school headteachers. In the first phase, their perceptions regarding instructional leadership were sought. In the second phase, after sharing different dimensions of instructional leadership they were asked whether they are performing their role as instructional leader or not; and if not then what are the reasons. The study found that the headteachers have no clear perceptions of instructional leadership neither are they performing the role as instructional leader. They feel that heavy administrative responsibilities and paper work hamper their efforts to lead the instructional activities.
Keywords: Instructional leadership, perceptions, practices, government school, headteachers