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Quality Monitoring of the strategic leadership styles for Malaysian National Primary School (NPS) Heads involved in the School Improvement Programme (SIP)

Mohd Ali, Hairuddin and Md Nor, Abdul Aziz and Che Kassim, Ahmad Rafee and Shamsuddin, Mazlan and Abd Manaf, Muhammad Bustaman and Abd Halim, Rosnarizah (2008) Quality Monitoring of the strategic leadership styles for Malaysian National Primary School (NPS) Heads involved in the School Improvement Programme (SIP). Project Report. Institut Aminuddin Baki MOEM, Institut Aminuddin Baki, Malaysia.

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Background & Purpose The School Improvement Programme (SIP) is the central core strategy that the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOEM) employs in fulfilling its educational mission. The purpose of this study is to examine the status of followership styles of the followers and the strategic leadership styles of NPS heads that involved in the SIP. In addition, this study will examine the strength of the relationship between the two styles. Design/Methodology The study selected 150 (out of 350) schools involved in MOEM’s SIP. Approximately 600 senior management team teachers were required to complete the 10-page survey questionnaire, which consists of 52 seven-point Likert scale items. The collection centre received 135 envelopes containing 420 completed survey questionnaires from the sampledschools towards the end of May 2007. The data screening process omitted 14 out of 420 cases prior to data analyses. The employment of a full fledge Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), AMOS 7.0 and SPSS statistical application would be used to confirm the dimensionality and the psychometric properties of the scales respectively. Findings With the employment of a modified Kelly’s two-taxonomy followership styles, the study identified at least 88% of NPS heads in the SIP are followers from the pragmatist/survivor type. The study also confirmed that NPS heads possess 7 out of 10 required strategic leadership style dimensions. Finally, the study also confirmed the presence of strong relationship between the followership styles of NPS followers with the strategic leadership styles of NPS heads in the SIP. Research implications The findings from the study provide useful and pertinent information to senior management team teachers, the NPS heads and especially to MOEM as stakeholders. First, it will enable the senior management team members to reflect on themselves and thus try to shift their paradigm. Secondly, the NPS heads may be able to apply and practice their effective strategic leadership styles especially in synergizing the human resources they possess for the success of the NPS concerned. The findings of the study are also relevant to the MOEM’s third core strategy, which is central to the Educational Development Master Plan (2006-2010). Originality/value This study is necessary, useful and relevant because it focuses on the status of the followership styles of the senior management teams of the schools and the status of strategic leadership styles of NPS heads in the SIP. The strong relationship between the two groups (and styles) will determine the future success of the schools involved. Hence, the success of these schools and SIP will ensure the success of MOEM’s mission.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801 School administration and organization
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Hairuddin bin Mohd Ali
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 19:39
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 19:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25489

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