The Contributions of School Principals as Constructivist Leaders to Their Schools’ Organizational Change


M. Cevat YILDIRIM, Ahmet KAYA

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to determine the contributions of school principals as constructivist leaders in their schools’ according to teachers’ opinions. This study is qualitative research based on a phenomenological model. Researchers collected data through the semi-structured interview method. The study group was determined by a maximum variation sampling and composed of 13 teachers working in the province of Şanlıurfa, Turkey. Researchers analyzed the data using the content analysis method. The research found that school principals as constructivist leaders contributed to their schools’ organizational change. These contributions are collected under six categories:  learning and teaching, sharing leadership, communication and interaction, a safe school environment, encouragement, and strategic planning.  This paper makes two contributions to extant literature on this topic. Firstly, this paper facilitates the understanding of constructive leadership roles among principals. Secondly, this paper helps us determine the contributions of school principals as constructive leaders to the organizational change in their school, thus contributing to a better understanding of school leadership.

Keywords


Constructivist leadership, Constructivist learning approach, Organizational change, Principal, School improvement, Sharing leadership.

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Title

The Contributions of School Principals as Constructivist Leaders to Their Schools’ Organizational Change

Keywords

Constructivist leadership, Constructivist learning approach, Organizational change, Principal, School improvement, Sharing leadership.

DOI

10.20448/journal.522.2019.51.1.7

Date

2018-11-29

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Journal

Asian Journal of Education and Training
Vol 5, No 1 (2019) Page: 1-7

Online ISSN

2519-5387

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M. Cevat YILDIRIM
College of Education, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van
Turkey

Ahmet KAYA
College of Education, Harran University, Şanlıurfa
Turkey


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