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ERIC Number: EJ831168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Perceptions of Primary School Teachers on Principal Cultural Leadership Behaviors
Karakose, Turgut
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v8 n2 p569-579 May 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of primary school teachers on principal cultural leadership behaviors, and examine the opinions of the participating teachers according to their various occupational characteristics. The study is descriptive in nature and evaluates the teachers' perceptions by using the Cultural Leadership Scale (Yildirim, 2001). The population of the study is composed of teachers employed in the primary schools in Kahramanmaras, a province located in the southeastern part of Turkey. The sample of the study is composed of a total of randomly selected 308 teachers. The analysis revealed that the perceptions of teachers regarding the cultural leadership behaviors of their principals vary significantly according to their gender, years of experience, and the subjects taught by the participants. On the other hand, participant teachers indicated that they were undecided about their principals' cultural leadership behaviors. In addition, as the years of experience of the teachers increased, teachers became more critical of their principals' cultural leadership behaviors. The culture of the school was not strong if the principals were not good at putting cultural leadership behaviors into practice in their schools. In order for the principals to be cultural leaders, they must take into account appropriate values and norms of the organization. It is suggested that principals be good models for staff by integrating cultural leadership behaviors into practice in their schools. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey