Monday, December 21, 2015

4th RCELAM 2015: 16 - 19 November 2015

Keynote Speaker 1 : Emeritus Prof. Dr. John MacBeath, Cambridge University, England.

Keynote Speaker 2 : Tan Sri Yahaya Ibrahim, Malaysia

Keynote Speaker 3 : Emeritus Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim Bajunid, Malaysia
Presenter from India : Prof. Dr. Kannapan Jayaraman

Presenter from Kazakhstan : Dr. Maganat, KIMEP University, Almaty
Prof. Dr. Ramlee Mustaffa from UPSI, Malaysia

Presenter from Pakistan : Ms. Shabana Tunio

Presenter from Malaysia : Ms Inas Zulkipli

L-R: Zanal (IAB Northern Branch Director), Emeritus Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim, Emeritus Prof. Dr. John MacBeath, Dato' Dr. Amin Senin (Deputy Director-General of Education Malaysia), Serina (IAB's Director), Abd Razak (IAB Genting Highlands Branch Director), Lew Yeok Leng (IAB Sabah Branch Director), Me

With colleagues from Maldives Visal and Ahmed (3rd & 4th from left), and Suzana RCELAM Secretariat.


Ahmed Mohamed*[1], Visal Moosa[2], Sazali Yusoff [3]


Schools entail instructional leadership where several people interact from diverse cultures. This research attempts to explore the relationship between organizational culture, instructional leadership and trust among teachers in schools of Maldives. The instruments used were School Culture Survey (Gruemert & Valentine, 1998), Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale, PIMPRS (Hallinger, 1987) and Trust Survey (Scott, 1981) which are Likert-type scale with 1 to 5 points. The School Culture Survey has six dimensions; Collaborative leadership, teacher collaboration, professional development, unity of purpose, collegial support and learning partnership. The PIMPRS has three dimensions, whereas the Trust Survey is uni-dimensional instrument. A total of 145 teachers were selected conveniently for the study.  The data were statistically analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result showed that one dimension of School Culture – “professional development” - was significantly correlated to three dimensions of instructional leadership. Also, “collaborative leadership” and “unity of purpose” dimensions of school culture were significantly correlated with two dimensions of instructional leadership. The findings indicated that dimensions of school culture – “collaborative leadership” and “collegial support” – were significantly correlated with Trust. The other two school culture dimensions – “teacher collaboration” and “learning partnership” - did not influence significantly to both Instructional Leadership and Trust. However, the study revealed that all dimensions of instructional leadership were significantly correlated with trust. Based on the statistical results, implications of the findings were discussed in the context of school culture, leadership and trust. Consequently, suggestions for future research were also explored.

Key words: school culture, leadership, trust

* Corresponding Author:
[1] President of ‘Principals’ Association of Maldives’, Maldives
[2] Vice-president of ‘Principals’ Association of Maldives’, Maldives
[3] Institut Aminuddin Baki (IAB), Ministry of Education Malaysia 

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