A STUDY ON LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR OF HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS By Praveen Begum and P.M. Priya Dharsini

Abstract

Teacher leadership is an inseparable part of a teacher’s daily life. Leadership is the ability to gather individuals around some specific objectives by motivating them to fulfill these objectives co-operatively. Leadership behaviour develops a new insight among teachers and this will make them stronger and also help them to be aware of themselves. Teacher leadership presents an opportunity for teachers-leaders to grow and develop simultaneously. Playing their leadership roles at school, the teacher can display their leadership roles out of classroom activities. This study examines the leadership behaviour of higher secondary school teachers. The sample consists of 240 higher secondary school teachers. The Leadership Behaviour Rating Scale (LBRS) was developed by Prof. Gorton and structured by S. Sathiyagirirajan (2010). Survey method was employed to describe and interpret what exists at present. The findings reveal that higher secondary school teachers differ in their leadership behaviour based on gender, marital status, age, type of family, locale and medium of instruction.

Keywords: Leadership behavior, Higher secondary school teachers.

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