|Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 2(12), pp. 1784-1800, December 2011
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Full Length Research Paper
Instructional leadership among principals of secondary schools in Malaysia
Quah Cheng Sim
Institute Aminuddin Baki National Institute of Educational Management and Leadership.
Received 02 November, 2011; Accepted 28 November, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the instructional leadership role and the preference domain practised by Malaysian principals. It also examined the concordance between the level of instructional leadership and the level of students’ academic achievement. PIMRS questionnaire designed by Hallinger (1987) was adapted and employed. This study involved 220 school teachers. Findings revealed that Malaysian principals had successfully implemented the seven dimensions of instructional leadership role. Findings showed the existence of concordance between the level of instructional leadership and the level of students’ academic achievement. Hence, it implies instructional leadership role is vital in producing better academic achievement in schools.
Keywords: Principal’s role, instructional leadership, academic achievement, concordance,quality instruction.