Journal directory listing - Volume 65(2020) - Journal of Research in Education Sciences【65(3)】September (Special Issue: Educational Research on Southeast Asian countries)

(Special Issue) Exploring Effective Leadership Practices of Private School Principals to Improve Teachers’ Academic Excellence and Students’ Learning Achievement Author: Simin Ghavifekr (Faculty of Education, University of Malaya)、Mohammad Ismath Ramzy (Faculty of Education, University of Malaya)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 65, No.3
Date:September 2020


This paper explored the factors influencing principals’ practices in private schools. Additionally, this study identified the effective leadership practices of school principals that contribute toward teachers’ academic excellence and students’ learning achievement. This study adopted a qualitative research design, wherein data were collected through interviews and observations using purposeful sampling. A total of 15 interviewees comprising principals, vice principals, and head teachers from five private secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were interviewed. Transcriptions of the interviews and field notes were made available immediately after each interview and observation, and NVivo software was used to manage the data more systemically. The data analysis identified the following four main effective practices of princip, collaboration and teamwork; and supervising a dynamic and proactive teaching and learals to enhance school outcomes: planning for shared vision, mission and goals; organising professional development programs; promoting the culture of innovationning environment. Among these practices, principals should emphasize leadership functions, particularly teacher’s professional development and instructional supervision. The mentioned main themes are further discussed in this paper.

Keywords:educational leadership, learning achievement, principal practices, private education, teacher academic excellence

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APA FormatSimin Ghavifekr & Mohammad Ismath Ramzy (2020). Exploring Effective Leadership Practices of Private School Principals to Improve Teachers’ Academic Excellence and Students’ Learning Achievement. Journal of Research in Education Sciences, 65(3), 123-156. doi:10.6209/JORIES.202009_65(3).0005