Evaluation of Leadership Qualities of the Heads of Schools and Students’ Mathematics Achievements in Secondary Schools
Bora, Ashim & Ahmed, Sahin (2018). Evaluation of Leadership Qualities of the Heads of Schools and Students’ Mathematics Achievements in Secondary Schools. IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science. 23(3):11-14 .
10 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2012 Last revised: 21 Oct 2018
Date Written: March 2018
This paper describes the relationship between leadership quality of heads of schools and students’ mathematics achievements in secondary schools. The secondary schools situated in Karbi Anglong district of Assam state of Indian Republic constitute the population of the study. A total of 48 secondary school situated at different educational blocks of the district are chosen as sample for collection of data for the study. A wide variant of school environments and academic achievements in mathematics were revealed in the study. A total of 80 mathematics teachers working in the selected schools participated in the study. All the teachers have at least two academic years of experience with the same head of the school. A research instrument is designed by the investigator to collect data related to leadership quality of the heads of the institutions. The data related to achievements in mathematics were collected from school records of HSLC examinations, annual examinations from class IX to X and test examinations in class X. Collected data are analysed with statistical tools. The study reveals that there exist a strong relationship between school heads leadership qualities and students’ academic performances in the subject mathematics in secondary level. Heads’ attitude towards mathematics directly affects the achievements of students in mathematics.
Keywords: Leadership Qualities, Heads of Schools, Mathematics Achievements, Karbi Anglong
JEL Classification: Z00
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