Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1998

Full Length Research Paper

The role of the principal in developing an instructional leadership team in school

Uddin Muhammad Sharif
  • Uddin Muhammad Sharif
  • Urban Educational Leadership Program, Morgan State University, United States.
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  •  Received: 02 September 2020
  •  Accepted: 06 November 2020
  •  Published: 30 November 2020


The instructional leadership role is one of the most critical and necessary roles of a school leader to promote students' learning. However, it is a common notion that the principal solely is the instructional leader in a school. Thus, this paper aims to discover who else works as an instructional leader and how an instructional leadership team can be formed. Findings from a semi-systematic literature review show that the principal is not alone the instructional leader in a school. Instead, he/she is the leader of the instructional leadership team, and the assistant principals and the content experts are the members of this team. Moreover, the paper also finds that the principal's role is critical to forming an instructional leadership team for the students' better academic outcomes.


Key words: Instructional leader, principal, teaching-learning, learners, instructional leadership team, school.