The impact of teachers’ leadership styles on the students’ academic achievement and behavior in a cycle 3 private school in Fujairah

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
It is a real fact that leadership is the key to success in any organization, especially in the field of education. The current study investigated the most effective leadership styles that can be implemented by the teachers in a private cycle 3 school in Al Fujairah. The aim of the study was to find the impact of the teachers’ leadership on the academic achievement and the behavior of the students. The researcher employed the mixed research methodology which included both quantitative and qualitative research methods in order to increase the validity and the reliability of the study. The researcher also involved the students, the teachers, and the principal in the study in order to get an overwhelming perspective about the most effective leadership styles that can enhance the academic achievement and the positive behavior of the students. The main findings of the study showed that teachers who are knowledgeable about the curriculum, use various teaching methods, build positive relationship with the students, provide constructive feedback, and give students the opportunity to share their ideas and be innovative are real leaders who can affect the academic achievement and the behavior of the students positively. The key findings also indicate that the principal should support the teachers, motivate them, and provide them with the required resources to enhance their leadership skills.
leadership styles, academic achievement, teaching method, teachers’ leadership, United Arab Emirates (UAE), leadership skill