School as learning organisation: The role of principal's transformational leadership in promoting teacher engagement

Mohd Izham Mohd Hamzah, Fuziah Mat Yakop, Norizah @ Norazah Mohd Nordin, Saemah Rahman

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Abstract

This study aimed to examine the relationship between transformational leadership by school principals and teacher activity toward the transformation of schools into 'learning organisations', based on teacher perspectives. A quantitative research study employing a survey method was conducted. The research involved 285 teachers in cluster secondary schools, selected based on a stratified sampling method. The data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results have shown that the level of transformational leadership engaged in by the principals at the respondent schools and the amount of learning-organisation activity by the teachers are high. The results also reveal that there is a significant, moderate, positive relationship between transformational leadership by principals and teachers' learning organization-pursuant practices. Based on these findings, it is stressed that comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the two concepts studied and how they could contribute to school excellence is very crucial. Existing instances of transformational leadership as well as existing learning organisation-pursuant practices should be continuously improved to ensure the sustainability of schools as learning institutions. This would enable schools to cope with educational change and lead them towards achieving excellence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume14
Issue numberSPL ISS 2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Cluster schools
  • Educational change
  • Learning organization
  • Transformational leadership

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School as learning organisation : The role of principal's transformational leadership in promoting teacher engagement. / Mohd Hamzah, Mohd Izham; Yakop, Fuziah Mat; Mohd Nordin, Norizah @ Norazah; Rahman, Saemah.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 14, No. SPL ISS 2, 2011, p. 58-63.

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