Exploring the ways a principal influences students' learning in a private school in Karachi, Pakistan
Date of Award
Master of Education (M. Ed.)
Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
The study explores the principal's ways of influencing student learning. This study was conducted to gain a qualitative insight into the principal's ways and practices of influencing students' learning. The study explores the strategies and methods a principal uses to engage students in their learning. This study was conducted in a context, hence, the design of the study demanded adopt a adoption of qualitative case study paradigm. Interviews and observation were the main data collection methods. The data was analyzed using the grounded theory method. The study was conducted in a private girl's secondary school in Karachi. The principal of the school, and eight students from class 3 to 9 were the research participants. The principal's activities revolve around students' learning. She spends her school time in interacting with students and teachers to facilitate them in teaching and learning process. It was also found that the principal used to encourage students by giving them respect and helping them participate in curricular and co curricular activities in the school. The principal was found accessible and visible in school and cared for the school members, visitors, and parents. The study found that the current principal played an instructional dimension of her role to a large extent, contrary to the general assumption that government school heads attend to more managerial aspects of their role. My study found evidence that this particular principal did go out of her way to make sense that she attends to student learning needs from both inside and out side the class. The study explores the strategies and methods a principal uses to engage students in their learning.
Nasir, G. (2006). Exploring the ways a principal influences students' learning in a private school in Karachi, Pakistan (Unpublished master's dissertation). Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.