Leading through collaboration for efficient school improvement: A critical perspective on the role of the principal


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


School improvement poses a lot of challenges especially where the educational system is governed by different stakeholders at various levels. The contributions of the various stakeholders; teachers, administrators, students and parents, are of significance for the success of the school but without structured collaboration among the key players in the system the school principal may end up holding onto all powers in the school to the dissatisfaction of the others. The school principal engages multi-faceted leadership qualities to draw from the abilities and skills of the stake holders and the section heads of a private school in Karachi, to lead the school. The result is a school with a prestigious reputation. The study highlights the qualities of leadership that support collaboration within a complex hierarchy of leadership for the successful school improvement. The structured collaboration, leads to the establishment of a community of leaders and learning communities for improved student learning outcomes. The information presented in the book could be of significance in developing and reviewing educational leadership and school improvement Professional Development Programmes.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Lambert Academic Publishing