Achieving principal instructional leadership through visibility

Rana Talat Al- Smadi

This current study was conducted over a five months period to explore the effect of school principal’s visibility in modeling instructional leadership behaviors based on the context of- The Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS) form of Hallinger (2000). The study draws on findings from a deep local and international literature examined the relationship between principal instructional leadership and increasing learning performance of teachers and students. Data was collected by using a qualitative multiple case studies including several methods - individual interviews and in-school observations of two female Omani principals of high- performing secondary schools focusing on instructional leadership. Findings of the study ensured that visibility of principals in schools is extremely an effective strategy that instructional principals could use to cultivate the learning climate in their schools. Moreover, findings also highlight that visibility of the instructional leaders conducted actions in three main domains in schools: curriculum and instruction, professional development, and creating learning environment. (157 words)

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