International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Taiwan | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Leading and Teaching in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: A Phenomenological Study

Kennedy A. Genon

Abstract: The existence of teacher administrators, particularly in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), has been prevalent in the current educational landscape. Their overlapping roles as teachers and school administrators must be put into perspective considering the complexity of the program that they implement. The current study explored the lived experiences of teacher administrators in the IBDP employing a qualitative approach, specifically a phenomenological research design. Eight teacher administrators served as the key informants in this study who were purposively chosenand satisfied three inclusion criteria. Through semi-structured interviews, data were collected, transcribed, and analyzed utilizing Colaizzi?s steps. Five emergent themes were generated, namely: (1) Shared Responsibility; (2) Growth Mindset; (3) Time Limitations; (4) Work Resilience; and (5) Neutral Perspective. Findings unveiled the benefits and constraints of being a teacher administrator as well as coping mechanisms and the essence of their presence in the implementation of the IBDP. Results could potentially guide emerging teacher administrators and enlighten schools to provide support systems for these professionals.

Keywords: teacher administrators, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, qualitative approach, phenomenological research design, Colaizzi's steps

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 480 - 491

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