International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Ethiopia | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015


School Leadership: Integrated School Leadership Practices in Secondary Schools of Harari Regional State

Tadesse Hailu Afework


Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to assess the integrated leadership practices of school principals in Harari Regional State secondary schools. The study employed a mixed research design by using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The quantitative data were collected using a questionnaire from 34 (75 %) of teachers and the qualitative data were collected using an in-depth interview from 10 (52 %) of school principals and district education office heads. The sampling technique used to select teachers was simple random sampling technique and school principals and district education office heads were selected using available sampling technique. The quantitative data collected were analyzed using percentages, frequency counts and means while the qualitative data obtained from interview was analyzed using narration and description in the way it supplement the quantitative data. The findings of the study revealed that school principals lacked knowledge and skill of recent school leadership theories to lead their school on recent philosophies. The core causes of school principals not to practice integrated school leadership model identified in the study were lack of support from educational authorities at different levels, lack of professional training on educational leadership, low stakeholders engagement in school activities and the inefficiency of school principals to share leadership among stakeholders. Based on the finding, it was recommended that educational leaders at different levels (district and region) should provide technical support and prepare training and experience sharing activities for school principals to practice school leadership effectively and efficiently in their schools. Moreover, School principals need to share leadership among stakeholders. Finally, the study recommended that school principals should strengthen the relation of the school with stakeholders to accomplish tasks collaboratively. Integrated leadership, School leader, School leadership, Shared leadership, Stakeholders.


Keywords: Integrated leadership, School leader, School leadership, Shared leadership, Stakeholders


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,


Pages: 2195 - 2201


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