This paper examines the nature of communication between teachers and principals in technical and vocational schools in the United Arab Emirates, as an indicator of leadership-followership relationship. Drawing on Austin and Searle’s speech act theory, it introduces ‘leadership scenarios’ as a new direction of research methods in the field of educational leadership, management and administration, which is inundated by a preponderance of methods like interviews, case studies and surveys.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0011
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada