A Study of Applying Authentic Leadership to Promote Positive Teacher Cultures
Organizational culture is defined as “the set of key values, assumptions, understandings, and norms. The school culture influences how teacher think, feel, and act and school culture is more influential on student learning. A positive teacher culture is beneficial to the teacher and students as it creates a classroom where students feel part of great role. Positive teacher-student interactions and high expectations for student achievement are important aspects of a positive teacher culture. Recent educational studies have focused on creating positive teacher cultures as a means of improving student achievement. The principal is essentially responsible for shaping teacher culture. Principal authentic leadership are critical factors in the creation and reinforcement of cultural norms. The topic of authentic leadership is generating increased interest in both practitioner and academic literatures. Therefore, the purpose of this perspective article is to explore the meaning and connation of authentic leadership and its implication for school culture. The key components of authentic leadership are self-awareness, moral perspective and relational transparency. Authentic leaders pursue purpose with passion, integrity values, lead with heart, establish long-lasting meaningful relationship. They have high moral character and possess confidence, hope, optimism, and resilience.
|關鍵詞||正向教師文化、真誠領導、學校校長、positive teacher culture、authentic leadership、school principal|