The Role of School Leadership in Implementing the Primary Years Program (PYP)

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dc.contributor.author El Hallak, Rola
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-16T08:02:35Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-16T08:02:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-07-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13705
dc.description.abstract The school pedagogical leadership team as a vital role in setting direction, creating a positive and inspiring school culture, empowering teachers, and promoting their efficacy to ensure the effective implementation of the primary years program (PYP). The purpose of this study is to examine the ways leaders coach and support the implementation of the IB Primary Years Program standards and practices. To investigate the role of the leadership team in the PYP, the ways the PYP pedagogical leadership team coach and support PYP implementation, the challenges faces in this implementation, and how the school leadership team overcome these challenges, this research used a case study approach in two private schools in lebanon, which are authorized to implement the PYP in their elementary divisions. The findings indicated that the school leadership team is accountable for creating a culture of support, communication, and collaboration among the different stakeholders as well as empowering teachers in terms of distributing leadership task and assigning formal and informal leadership roles. Moreover, this study showed that the PYP philosophy impacts the role of leadership and allows it to expand in terms of formal and informal leadership roles. Besides, the IB standards and practices, which are international success criteria for IB PYP implementation, guide leaders in their implementation and planning for school improvement and professional development. With the limitations in mind, it is recommended that further research tackles how the cultural factors of the Lebanese context allow the adoption of distributed leadership and empowers teachers by assigning opportunities for formal and informal leadership positions within the learning communities. In addition, it is recommended that researchers examine how the role of the principle and that of the PYP Coordinator collaborate in schools that implement the PYP. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Educational leadership en_US
dc.subject International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme en_US
dc.subject School management and organization en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Role of School Leadership in Implementing the Primary Years Program (PYP) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201700515 en_US
dc.author.commembers Nabahani, Mona
dc.author.commembers Bahous, Rima
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (vii, 74 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Shuayb, Maha
dc.keywords IB Education en_US
dc.keywords Primary Years Program (PYP) en_US
dc.keywords School Leadership en_US
dc.keywords Empowerment en_US
dc.keywords Implementing IB Standards and Practices en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 50-53). en_US
dc.identifier.doi  https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.209
dc.author.email rola.elhallak@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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