First things first: Principal as change agent

Before we even begin to think about teacher being a change agent, we first need to ensure the conditions are in place for the principal be an effective agent of change in the school. 

What do teachers think about the change styles of principals? You may be surprised by what they think. The article “The Relationships Between School Principals’ Perceived Change Facilitator Styles and Teachers’ Attitude to Change” (Bagibel, 2014) researched teachers’ attitudes to change and principals’ change facilitator styles. The researchers concluded that the principals’ styles are determine teachers’ attitudes to change to a significant degree. This post graphically represents the findings from the research paper.

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Ref: Bagibel, M. et al 2014, The Relationships Between School Principals’ Perceived Change Facilitator Styles and Teachers’ Attitude to Change”, ISEA Vol 42, No. 3

One thought on “First things first: Principal as change agent

  1. Interesting post, but most principals are hired to maintain the party (district) line and keep order. Principal and innovation or creativity in my experience are words that simply do not go together. I worked hard at innovating at my school. It all went nowhere when a new principal came in who was more interested in conforming and getting good scores. So it goes.

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