Instructional leadership in Malaysia: a review of the contemporary literature*

Alma Harris, Michelle Jones, Donnie Adams, Kenny Cheah

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This article provides a review of the contemporary instructional leadership research base in Malaysia. The core aim of this review is to assess the recent knowledge base on instructional leadership in Malaysia and to evaluate its current contribution to the existing international literature. The article explores a range of published material that has focused explicitly on instructional leadership and instructional leadership practices in Malaysia, including that written in Bahasa Malaysia. The article outlines the findings from the review and highlights certain strengths and limitations. The article concludes by identifying areas for further enquiry and investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-95
Number of pages20
JournalSchool Leadership and Management
Issue number1
Early online date9 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Instructional leadership
  • Malaysia
  • principal leadership
  • principalship
  • school leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management


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