International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 207

Article in Press

Instructional leadership: The role of heads of schools in managing the instructional program: A narrative review

Eshetu Kibret

  •  Received: 07 March 2020
  •  Accepted: 03 July 2020
In recent decades, much attention has been given to educational leadership. This increasing discourse stems from the popularized claim that effective leadership makes a significant difference in school performance and student outcomes. Thus, the present paper provides a narrative review of the article published under the title of “Instructional leadership: The role of heads of schools in managing the instructional program”. This review aimed at identifying the strengths and flaws of a single article and critically appraised so that it becomes imputes for future qualitative studies. Hence, the reviewer followed theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches to qualitative research sought to critically appraise the article. Accordingly, the reviewer evaluated the article focusing on the problem and its conceptualization, the research approach based on theoretical lenses, sample techniques, data sources and tools, data analysis and major findings and forwards concluding remarks. Therefore, it was found that albeit the article was written in line with qualitative research protocols, it overlooked ethical issues which are an impetus of qualitative studies so that its absence lessens the empirical power of the study. Besides, the study lacks thick description and consulted very limited local and international empirical studies and falls short to address its limitations and implications for future research.

Keywords: Qualitative review, Article review, Instructional leadership, Practices