Parents often want their children to have access to an excellent education. Dissatisfaction with the public educational system has led to an interest in educational leadership and its application within schools for administrators, teachers, and students. Educational leadership is the vision, skills, and capabilities that administrators need for building and maintaining their local school districts, as well as attract talented teachers, and create educational programs for a superior academic environment. In this paper, educational leadership will be explored through the situational leadership approach. This approach is especially useful for countries or school districts that are highly diverse. Two example cases will be used (Canada and Iran) to show how situational leadership can be applied to administrators and teachers. The inconsistency in these examples between the organization of the education system and the leadership style necessary for a more effective system will be used to highlight the need for situational leadership.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0028
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada