Amal Abdul-wahhab Al-saleh

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the reality of department heads' servant leadership practices in Kuwait public schools from teachers’ perspectives. It also aimed to examine the relationship between department heads' servant leadership practices, team professional learning, and school administrative excellence. The study adopted the descriptive analytical approach through implementing a (42) item questionnaire adapted from two instruments which are Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA), and professional learning questionnaire. The study sample consisted of (801) male and female teachers. The study results were the following:


  • The practice of servant leadership for department chairmen received moderate responses from teachers in general. Teachers' perspectives toward department heads' servant leadership ranked descending – in terms of dimensions – to building school community, valuing others, developing individuals, providing leadership, sharing leadership, and displaying authenticity.

  • Teachers perspectives toward team’s professional learning level was high.

  • Three dimensions of servant leadership for department chairmen predicted 22% of team’s professional learning which are providing leadership, building school community, and developing individuals.

  • No statistically significant differences were found in participant responses towards the department chairmen servant leadership dimensions, and for team’s professional learning according to the administrative excellence, or years of experience.

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Keywords

Servant leadership
Team professional learning
Department chairmen

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How to Cite
Al-saleh أمل عبد الوهاب. 2022. “Servant Leadership Practices of The Department Chairmen and Its Relationship to Team’s Professional Learning from Teachers’ Perspectives in The State of Kuwait”. Journal of Educational Sciences 18 (18). https://doi.org/10.29117/jes.2021.0065.
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