• Jane Teng YF Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Thuraiya Zakaria Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Suzyanty Mohd Shokory Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Chang Lee Hoon Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Keywords: Transformational leadership, Best practices, Qualities of good teachers


It has been reported that transformational leadership impacts significantly the teachers and schools. It has also been argued that transformational leadership principles applied to teacher development is one possibility for achieving the desirable qualities among teachers. The study investigated how transformational leadership practices can help to develop the desirable qualitites in teachers. The study employed a quantitative paradigm. A self-developed instrument was established. A pilot study was conducted. The preliminary findings demonstrate the best practices of transformational leadership are the desire for continous learning, empowering, visionary, risk taking, value driven. These five principles are found to be dominant and had significant influence in developing qualities of good teachers. It can be concluded that it is important to have qualities in teachers especially those qualities developed through transformational leadership. This implies that results provides data base for the planners to forge and balance innovation in education and leadership. Thus, the study is useful in contributing to the paradigm shift of curriculum as education is going through a period of transformation.


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How to Cite
Teng YF, J., Zakaria, T., Mohd Shokory, S., & Lee Hoon, C. (2011). THE BEST PRACTICES OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN DEVELOPING QUALITIES OF GOOD TEACHERS. Journal of Contemporary Issues and Thought, 1, 32-40. Retrieved from