STUDY OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN MALAYSIAN CHANGING EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT: A CASE OF HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS
Keywords:leadership, transformational, transactional, high performing school
This study examined the practice of transformational and transactional leadership among schools’ head masters from the perspectives of teachers in the four selected public high performing schools in country. This study sought to determine the extent to which transformational and transactional leadership styles were practiced by leaders in such school. The study was quantitative in nature and used a survey to collect data. There were 285 teachers involved as respondents. The study found that both leadership styles were practiced by the school leaders but at different degrees. The results showed that the headmaster leadership were high on transformational and moderate on transactional.