Teachers' Perceptions of Principals’ Instructional Leadership in Omani Schools

Yasser Al-Mahdy*, Amal Al-Kiyumi

*Corresponding author for this work

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The main purpose of this study was to examine teachers’ perceptions of their school principals’ instructional leadership (IL), and the impact gender might has on those perceptions. The Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS) Thai-form of Hallinger and Lee [15] was used to collect data from 368 teachers for measuring principals’ practices of instructional leadership in Omani schools. The main results suggested a moderate level of school principals’ engagement in the three dimensions of instructional leadership. The lowest rated dimension was managing the Instructional Program whereas the highest rated dimension was Creating School Mission. There were significant differences in the first dimension of IL (i.e. creating a school mission) based on gender in favor of female teachers. This study contributes to the body of research on instructional leadership from the Omani cultural context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1504-1510
JournalAmerican Journal of Educational Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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