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An innovative principal who is leading his school to success
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Zhang, Y. (1999). An innovative principal who is leading his school to success. In S. P. Loo (Ed.), Proceeds of the MERA-ERA Joint conference 1999: Educational Challenges in the New Millennium (pp. 1187-1194). Malacca, Malaysia.
This paper presents the results of a research project on how the Principal of a primary school performs his roles and functions that lead to principal and school effectiveness. The school is Gongshang Primary School, Singapore, that is identified by the Ministry of Education as an effective and successful school. One of the facets of the research was aimed at examining
the Principal’s leadership functions that cover the following 14 areas: school planning,
organising activities, instructional leadership, motivation, monitoring, developing the staff,
decision making, team building, conflict resolution, delegation, innovation, school culture
building, discipline, and public relations. This paper addresses the findings of the Principal’s
performance in six of the above 14 leadership functions, namely, “instructional leadership”,
“developing the staff”, “team building”, “innovation”, “school culture building” and “public relations”, and discusses the effects of the Principal’s leadership behaviour on the school.
This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the MERA-ERA Joint Conference held at Malacca, Malaysia from 1-3 December 1999
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