Leadership Strategies for School Improvement: A Qualitative Approach
Dr.Ashiq Hussain, Dr. Naseer Ahmad Salfi, Dr. Nasarullah Virk

The main purpose of this study was to identify the leadership strategies for school improvement as perceived by the teachers, head teachers and district school mangers. The Executives District Officers Education (EDOs-E), District Education Officers (DEOs), head teachers and teachers working in secondary schools of Punjab province constituted the population for this study. Three EDOs, three DEOs, 12 head teachers and 24 teachers from three districts were selected as sample of the study using stratified random sampling technique. Qualitative data was collected using a semi structured interview protocol. Collected data was analyzed through thematic method of analysis. The main findings of the study revealed that majority of the participants suggested leadership strategies for school improvement such as: distribution of leadership responsibilities and powers; involvement of staff members in the process of decision making and school activities; classroom observation and monitoring; meetings with teachers and parents; parental and community involvement in school activities.

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