Instructional Leadership through Action Research: A Case Study of an Excellent Principal
Keywords:Action research, instructional leadership, teaching strategies, instructional coaching
Action Research (AR) is a method to help teachers to make improvements to teaching practices. Thus, this study aims to explore and understand how an excellent principal uses AR as an instructional leadership tool in an effort to develop teachers’ competencies. Since the study aims to explore and understand the researcher have choosen a qualitative research design. Data collection was done using semi-structured interview method and analysis of several related documents. The data were analyzed thematically where themes were developed based on the research questions that had been constructed. Among the themes obtained is that this excellent principal had used AR as an instructional leadership tool to plan and develop instructional program, ensure teachers teaching strategies bring positive implications on students learning and finally through AR instructional guidance can be carried out. Since this research has been conducted from the perpective of the teachers. This is because tecahers are the implementing agents and will have different perceptions when compared to school leaders.
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