Instructional Leadership Literature Review

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threatful situations or if something needs doing (Goleman, Boyatzis, & McKee, 2013). The best leader can persuade people’s emotions if they are pushed toward enthusiasm performance can soar although if people are driven to rancour and anxiety then that can have the opposite effect (Goleman, Boyatzis, & McKee, 2013). Bush and Glover (2003) define leadership as a process of inspiration leading to the success of wanted resolutions, great leaders create a vision and inspire their staff and other stakeholders to share their goals. However, educational leadership it very complex notion and school systems are always changing from different children, diverse cultures, constant policy changes, managing staffing and funding whilst keeping stakeholders happy is a continuous process (Fullan, 2007). This literature review will examine and critically evaluate…show more content…
This is the longest established leadership style with links leadership with pedagogy there are several other terms associated with instructional leadership and they are; curriculum leadership, pedagogic leadership and leadership for learning (Bush & Glover , 2014). Hallinger (2003) suggests that instructional leadership focuses too much on the headmaster being the most expert, with all the power and authority at its forefront. Instructional leadership often ignores the importance of other leadership roles such as deputy headmasters, head of years, team leaders and classroom teachers (Bush & Glover , 2014). However, Lambert (2002) implies that the instructional leadership cannot be the lone administrator for the entire institution without extensive contribution from other educators. According to Hallinger and Heck (2010) instructional leadership has been modernised as leadership for

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