Leadership behaviours of school principals: What do principals and teachers say?

Year: 2001

Author: Barnett, Kerry, McCormick, John, Conners, Robert

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The purpose of the study was to further explore and confirm the findings of a previous study (Barnett, McCormick and Conners, 2000) which suggested that transformational leadership behaviours of school principals in New South Wales state secondary schools were associated with school learning culture. Four principals and eleven classroom teachers from four schools, the principals of which had been identified, through the previous study as displaying transformational leadership participated in the study. A qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews was used to collect data. Analysis identified patterns and themes that described leadership behaviours of principals.