Managing Instructional Leadership

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Leading and Managing Instruction in a College in Bangladesh
Introduction
A lot of emphasis is currently placed on the need for principals to be instructional leaders or leaders of learning, primarily because this type of leadership has a stronger impact on student outcomes than other types of leadership (Robinson, Lloyd, & Rowe, 2008). Instructional leadership has a strong influence on the success of a school as perceived by Western scholars (Hallinger & Murphy, 1985; Debevoise, 1984; Blase, 2000; Quinn, 2002). Instructional leadership is very important because it can produce effective teaching and learning among the teachers and students who can produce excellent academic performance (Hallinger and Heck, 1996; Johnson, et al., 2000). According
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Colleges in Bangladesh mostly depend on principals as their leaders. Since Bangladesh is now facing the challenge of providing quality education, principals need to acquire current knowledge of management to give them the theoretical understandings of leadership management to managing instruction more effectively and efficiently. The purpose of the study described in this article was to explore how a principal of a college of Bangladesh identify the underlying bottlenecks or impediment to achieve his/her strategic goals to provide quality education and also the effort to overcome the challenges faced during managing the institution as a successful…show more content…
As the evaluation system has been strictly designed and controlled by the Education ministry of Bangladesh so that, the limitation should be addressed and viewed as the critical factor for the success of leaders in terms of instructional headship.
The most fundamental problem with an exam-oriented education system is that examinations distort students’ motivation and learning by over-emphasising the importance of the scores as outcomes and measures of students’ abilities (Paris, S., 1995).
In addition, high drop rate among female students is one of most challenging part for managing instruction in a college. Research tells that the reasons for female students dropping out of their studies can be grouped into three categories: social, economic and educational. A female student can drop out due to financial difficulties or family related or personal problems. The college authorities have no control over the decision of the student to dropout due to any of these external circumstances.
Furthermore Lack of teachers training also one of the tough barriers to provide quality education in a college and it need to be addressed to ensure quality education to become a successful instructional
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