PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHERS ABOUT DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP IN TEACHER'S DEVELOPMENT

Authors

  • Sajida Parveen, Saima Hassan , Sadaf E Alia Akram

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52337/pjer.v6i1.715

Abstract

Distributed leadership" is concerned mainly about distributing leadership from top to bottom; it places importance on engagement and practices rather than on the actions of an individual with leadership roles or responsibilities. Due to the person's interaction with the environment, human activity is diffused across an interactive web of actors, artifacts, and circumstances. This study intends to clarify the perceptions of distributed leadership in teachers' development by using factors such as teacher cooperation with leadership, participatory decision-making, responsibility-sharing, and accountability. The proposed research study makes use of the survey approach. The convenience sample approach was used to collect data from 60 individuals. A battery was selected and built according to the Pakistani situation. 15 questions were asked, often consisting of a 1-5 Likert scale for probing what teachers think about distributed leadership in decision making, building trust, shared vision, and sharing of responsibility and accountability. Data were analyzed using SPSS latest version. Research findings also exposed that distributed leadership contribute to teacher's development and helps teachers to work for a shared vision, build trust and motivation to think together, take the initiative by feeling responsible and motivate them to achieve collective goals. Furthermore, sharing of workload with the team reduces the burden from the leader. The results revealed that teacher development and collaboration show positive results on school growth. This study concludes that distributed leadership encourages teachers' empowerment and trains them to take day-to-day decisions for themselves and the betterment of the organization. It is recommended that distributed leadership in teachers' development can play innovative parts when condemning the criticism and accepting it for change. It should be practiced at a broad level in Pakistan. It needs continuous professional, personal and social development to modify teachers' dispositions and skills, resulting in better relations with associates and colleagues.

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Published

2023-03-25

How to Cite

Sajida Parveen, Saima Hassan , Sadaf E Alia Akram. (2023). PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHERS ABOUT DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP IN TEACHER’S DEVELOPMENT. Pakistan Journal of Educational Research, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.52337/pjer.v6i1.715