Leadership of Secondary School Principals Affecting School Effectiveness on Chinese Language Study Program in Pathumtani, Thailand

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Xidan Deng Kitpinit Usaho

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This research aimed to (1) study the levels of leadership of secondary school principals and school effectiveness in Pathumtani, Thailand (2) study the relationship between the leadership of secondary school principals and school effectiveness in Pathumtani, Thailand (3) propose guidelines for the leadership of secondary school principals affecting school effectiveness in Pathumtani, Thailand. The sample size consisted of 10 school principals and 20 teachers. The statistics used were mean, standard deviation, Cronbach's alpha and Pearson product-moment correlation. The research findings were as follows (1) the level of leadership of secondary school principals was high with self-identity, building relationships, leading for teaching, learning, developing partnerships and managing school programs, while the school effectiveness was high with teachers’ quality. (2) The level of leadership of secondary school principals requires developing shared direction and developing learning culture. However, the level of school effectiveness at developing students’ learning performance and outcomes need to be improved. (3) The relationship between school principals’ leadership and the school effectiveness has a positive correlation. (4) The guideline for improving leadership of secondary school principals include fostering leadership by developing shared direction, developing culture and having self-identity.

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