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The influence of school leadership on student outcomes

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Cruickshank, V ORCID: 0000-0002-9766-6807 2017 , 'The influence of school leadership on student outcomes' , Open Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 5, no. 9 , pp. 115-123 , doi: 10.4236/jss.2017.59009.

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Abstract

The past 30 years have seen numerous education reforms intended to raise the achievement standards of students. These reforms have resulted in school leadership becoming of great interest in international education. This interest stems from a belief that school leadership can significantly influence the quality of teaching and learning in their schools, and consequently student achievement, by improving the working conditions of their teachers, and the climate and environment of their school. Numerous leadership theories have been presented in education related literature, with transformational leadership and instructional leadership being the preferred styles. This paper will examine the effects of both transformational and instructional leadership styles on improving student outcomes. This analysis will occur through three key points of focus: teaching and learning, the collaborative establishment of school goals and vision, and an awareness of and engagement with external forces affecting their school.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Cruickshank, V
Keywords: school leaders, student outcomes
Journal or Publication Title: Open Journal of Social Sciences
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc
ISSN: 2327-5952
DOI / ID Number: 10.4236/jss.2017.59009
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Copyright 2017 Author and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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