Hiding in the shadow of centralised education system: an exploratory analysis of instructional leadership with respect to socioeconomic status

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2016
Çınar, Rıdvan
The purpose of this research was to explore instructional leadership practices of Turkish public primary and secondary school principals and to map out similarities and differences between schools that have different SES based on their location. Participants of the study were 12 public primary and secondary school principals and 12 teachers in Ankara. Semi-structured interviews with principals and teachers were used for data collection. The qualitative data were analyzed through content analysis via Nvivo. The results revealed that Turkish principals in public schools are engaged in bureaucratic leadership practices disguised as instructional leadership and there are differences in practices between schools in terms of their SES, particularly in setting and communicating goals, being accessible and reachable, providing incentives for teachers and students, providing professional development opportunities for teachers and parental involvement.

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R. Çınar, “Hiding in the shadow of centralised education system: an exploratory analysis of instructional leadership with respect to socioeconomic status,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.