Practicing Instructional and Transformational Leadership: Challenges Faced by Female Principals in Public Colleges in Lahore
This qualitative research study was conducted to explore female principals’ challenges related to instructional and transformational leadership in public colleges in Lahore city. The researchers selected ten female principals of public colleges in Lahore city using purposive sampling and conducted semi-structured interviews for data collection. The interview guide comprised twenty-four open-ended questions. After data collection, data were analyzed through a thematic analysis method. For this purpose, the researcher coded the data and categorized the responses into categories and subcategories to generate different themes. This study found that the female principals in public colleges faced multiple challenges while performing their duties, such as un-pleasant working conditions, lack of economic resources, students’ discipline-related problems, poor teacher’s behavior, over-workload, the non-cooperative role of parents and society, etc. The researcher hopes that the results and conclusions of the research will be worthwhile and helpful for new principals, students, policy-makers, educators, and society.
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