Historically, “instructional leadership” comes from the effective schools movement, and the notion of the “lead teacher” or “head teacher.” Definitions of the term abound, but generally, Instructional leadership pertains to the management of teaching and learning in schools.
The goals of instructional leadership focus on the improvement of teaching and learning and increasing student achievement (Hallinger & Murphy, 1985; Murphy, Hallinger, Weil, & Mitman, 1983).
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