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School principal's effectiveness and leadership quality in education management


Lee, Tan Luck (2007) School principal's effectiveness and leadership quality in education management. In: The 5th ASEAN Symposium on Educational Management and Leadership (ASEMAL 5), 18-19 August 2007, Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Purpose – This research is attempt to examine school principals’ organizational effort to create an innovative and creative environment to govern efficient and effective high quality educational Institutions. The culture and climate of certain educational institutions have great influence in determining the level of achievement. Demographic factors, such as age, gender, race, academic and professional achievement and working experiences are also taken into consideration. Design/ methodology/ approach – Six dimensions of educational institutions (schools, demographic continuum, leadership quality, managerial strategy, communication, organizational culture and practice, personal and working experience) were examined to determine the performance achievement and excellence of management in schools. Finding - In general, there is a significant difference among factors stated above with school management. The climate of the educational institutions is also closely related to the leadership management skills of the schools respectively. In addition, the school principals and management are another two essential factors found to be the strong fundamental of schools with towering quality. Research limitations/ implications – This study represents an addition to the extant literature on performance achievement towards the excellence of management in schools. Practical implications – The achievement of high performance within an educational institution is a pivotal role in managing an organization effectively. Even the Malaysian Prime Minister suggested that it was of utmost important for the civil service to improve its efficiency and integrity as the country geared up to carry out programs under the Ninth Malaysian Plan (9MP) In the effort of overcoming organizational debility in the education management, we could devise a creative and innovative move to overcome those shortchanges. Originality/value – This study provides further groundwork to assist existing and would be educational managers to improve work quality and to deliver the maximizing of performance achievements towards the excellence in managing the school.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Ministry of Education Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance achievement; excellence; management; schools
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 07:16
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2010 07:18
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1649

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