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effect of teacher leadership style on class satisfaction and also explore the relationship between teacher leadership style and role clarity of students at university level

effect of teacher leadership style on class satisfaction and also explore the relationship between teacher leadership style and role clarity of students at university level

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effect of teacher leadership style on class satisfaction and also explore the relationship between teacher leadership style and role clarity of students at university level
effect of teacher leadership style on class satisfaction and also explore the relationship between teacher leadership style and role clarity of students at university level

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CHAPTER-IINTRODUCTION
1.1 Introduction
The teachers place in society is of vital importance. He acts as a pivot for thetransmission of intellectual traditions and technical skills from generation to generationand helps to keep the lamp of civilization burning. The teachers are literally the arbitersof a nation’s destiny. He is being recognized as the most vital factoring any educationalsystem. Upon his training, dedication and efficiency stands the whole structure of education. He is the key of quality education and the foster parent of the child. Childlooks to him for knowledge, wisdom, manners morals inspiration, enlightenment andwhat not.A teacher performs many functions in the classroom for the comprehensive developmentof the students. Teacher keep the students safe, help instill in the students a deep sense of  patriotism and national loyalty toward their country, decide what is important for studentsto learn, present a rich and organized body of information to the students, protect andimprove the students’ self-esteem, provide an environment for the students to explore avariety of experiences, help students use computers and other technology-related tools toaccomplish specific tasks, arrange the students’ environment to maximize the probabilitythat they will learn what you want them to learn , make sure students are prepared for thenext level of their education, make sure students learn what other people (national, state,and/or district educational professionals; parents) think is important for them to learn,love and nurture the students.According to Sharma, (2002) Teacher is vital important and acts as a leader in theclassroom. A teacher demonstrates expertise in their instruction and shares thatknowledge with other professionals. They frequently reflect on their work to stay on thecutting edge of what’s best for children. Teacher leaders engage in continuous action11
 
research project that examine their effectiveness. Teacher leaders mentor new teachers.They are risk-takers who participate in school decisions. (p.134)According to Sidhu, (2001) institutions are the learning agencies in which teachers andstudents are much important for each other. Students take their teachers as role model.Student’s performance is dependent on the teacher’s way of instruction. An ideal teacher keeps in view the psyche of student and plan his/ her instruction accordingly. Principalsmust create the infrastructure to support teacher-leadership roles. They can transformschool leadership by creating opportunities for teachers to lead; building professional-learning communities; providing quality, results- driven professional development; andcelebrating innovation and teacher expertise. Celebrating innovation and teacher expertise is also important. (p.210)Bass (1990) says the understanding of leadership has figured strongly in the quest for knowledge. Napoleon has described the importance of leadership in such way that hewould rather have an army of rabbits led by a lion than an army of lions led by rabbit.The massage coveys the meaning that leaders with courage and vision do make a greatdifference in their institutes, whereas weak leaders cannot exploit the potential of their talented students and cannot contribute something impressive for the successful teachinglearning process.A successful teacher leader motivates his students in such a way that they can put their hundred percent and get the work done for the achievement of the ultimate objectives.There has evolved tremendous need for strong leadership so that it can effectivelyadminister higher educational organizations. The teacher leaders must instill purpose inthe faculty and assist in enhancing motivation. When teacher leadership behavior is beingstudied, it is often linked with student’s class satisfaction and their role clarity.The presence of high levels of students’ satisfaction is frequently accepted as an outcomeof leadership behavior. Students feel satisfied when teacher accomplish the needs of thestudents. Students become active participants of teaching learning process and become22
 
clear about their role, which they have to perform. Enhancing the students’ satisfactionand role clarity is a major challenge for the educational leaders.Instructional process is not limited to only one style. A teacher leadership style identifiesthose factors, which leads to increased class satisfaction. The teacher uses different stylesto lead the class. For the comprehensive development of the students, teacher usesdifferent leadership styles. As far the knowledge of the researcher is concerned, no sucheffort in Pakistan has been made for exploring the relationship among teacher leadershipstyle and students’ class satisfaction and role clarity. This study intends to find out theeffect of different leadership styles on the student’s satisfaction and on their role clarity atthe University level.
1.2 Statement of the Problem
This study was intended to find out the effect of teacher leadership style on classsatisfaction and also explore the relationship between teacher leadership style and roleclarity of students at university level.
1.3 Significance of the Study
It is worth studying topic. It would be fruitful for the teachers as well as for students. Thisstudy is significant as the results of this study would be applicable to the advancement of the concept of teacher leadership and effect of different styles on the students performance.This study would provide additional information for understanding the teacher leadership. This study has significance for higher education administrative practices. Theresults obtained from this study would provide information to administrators based onresearch to assist them in their administrative responsibilities. It is knowledgeable for theteachers, they should learn as much as possible about leadership research so as todetermine leadership styles best suited to their own personality, knowledge and situationsaffecting their roles.33

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