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Teachers’ Perceptions on Principals’ Instructional Leadership Behaviors in Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Hao


While there are a lot of studies on principal instructional leadership from other countries, there is far less known about Vietnamese principalship. This article employs a sample of 569 public elementary school teachers in Ho Chi Minh City perceived instructional leadership of elementary school principals. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data. From the perceptions of elementary school teachers, principals were perceived as active instructional leaders. There are signifi cant differences between teacher groups in rating principal instructional leadership based on teacher gender, teaching experience, and years working together with the current principal. The article suggests further studies need to be carried out.

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