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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(12), 1504-1510
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-12-4
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Teachers' Perceptions of Principals’ Instructional Leadership in Omani Schools

Yasser F. Hendawy Al-Mahdy1, and Amal R. Al-kiyumi2

1Department of Comparative Education & Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, EGYPT

2Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, Sultan Qaboos University, OMAN

Pub. Date: November 14, 2015

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Yasser F. Hendawy Al-Mahdy and Amal R. Al-kiyumi. Teachers' Perceptions of Principals’ Instructional Leadership in Omani Schools. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(12):1504-1510. doi: 10.12691/education-3-12-4


The main purpose of this study was to examine teachers’ perceptions of their school principals’ instructional leadership (IL), and the impact gender might has on those perceptions. The Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS) Thai-form of Hallinger and Lee [15] was used to collect data from 368 teachers for measuring principals’ practices of instructional leadership in Omani schools. The main results suggested a moderate level of school principals’ engagement in the three dimensions of instructional leadership. The lowest rated dimension was managing the Instructional Program whereas the highest rated dimension was Creating School Mission. There were significant differences in the first dimension of IL (i.e. creating a school mission) based on gender in favor of female teachers. This study contributes to the body of research on instructional leadership from the Omani cultural context.

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