Authors: Raymond Komla Akadi
University of Professional Studies Accra
School of Graduate` Studies
The study investigated the effect of teachers’ leadership roles on educational standard in the Ningo-Prampram District in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. The study was conducted in the whole district.This district is further divided into six circuits.The study employed a multistage sampling and a cross sectional survey design as well as a cluster sampling technique to select 180 respondents based on the geographic extent of the study area. Data was collected using a self-developed structured questionnaire and was analysed using descriptive statistics, bivariatecorrelational and regression analysis. . The study found that teachers and head teachers in the Ningo-Prampram District perform leadership roles in various capacities with the core being serving as instructional specialists (mean = 2.63), (std. deviation=1.12). The study however unravelled that standardof education in relation to Basic Education Certificate Examination passing rate is low and has no relationship with available school facilities (mean = 1.68).
However, the effect of teachers’ dominant leadership roles on educational standard in the district has a positive significant prediction. Leadership role on educational standard in the district was found to be positive. This is based on the regression analysis. This further implies that the more teachers play their roles as instructional specialists the more education standards go high or better still there will be improvement in education standards in the Ningo-Prampram district. It is however recommended based on the low standard of educational outcome in the district that parents and teachers, government, old students as well as Non-governmental Organizations and industries should stem up as primary stakeholders and exercise their corporate social responsibilities to help improve educational standard in Ningo-Prampram district.
Keywords: Leadership, Education Standard, Educational Development