Role Identity of Instructional Leaders

Haim Shaked

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Instructional leadership was recognized as a pivotal function of principals who achieve promising school improvement outcomes. Thisstudy explored the role identity of instructional leaders, looking for the four components of role identity: ontological and epistemological beliefs, purpose and goals, self-perceptions and self-definitions, and perceived action possibilities. Study participants were 37 Israeli principals. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Data analysis included a two-step coding process. Findings indicated that the role identity of instructional leaders consists of two main elements–attribution of importance and sense of competence, related to two areas–instruction and instructional leadership.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-411
Number of pages14
JournalLeadership and Policy in Schools
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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