Teachers' and school administrators' perceptions and expectations on teacher leadership

Kiranli S.

International Journal of Instruction, vol.6, no.1, pp.179-194, 2013 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Instruction
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-194
  • Keywords: Primary Schools, Teacher Leadership, Perception, Expectation, Quantitative Research, Teachers, School Administrators
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study it is aimed to find out primary school teachers' and principals' expectations and perceptions related to teachers' leadership. The population of this survey consists of primary school teachers and principals in Odunpazari, one of the two central municipalities in Eskişehir, in 2011-2012 educational year. Teachers and principals of eight primary schools were taken as a sample among low, middle, high socio-economic level primary schools in Odunpazari. 195 teachers and principals participated in this study. In this study a data device which consisted of two sections was used to accomplish the purpose of the study. A personal information form to define teachers' and principals' demographical features made the first section, whereas "The Questionnaire of Expectations and perceptions of Teacher Leadership Roles" developed by Beycioǧlu (2009) and consisting of 25 items made the second section. Each item in the questionnaire has a five scale Lykert type evaluation and belongs to one of the three dimensions of both perception and expectation. These dimensions are institutional development, professional development and collaboration with colleagues.