Examining The Relationship Between School Culture And Teacher Leadership
 
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between school culture and teacher leadership. A total of 366 teachers working in high schools in the Şişli district of Istanbul participated in the study. The data were gathered through the “Organisational Culture Scale” and the “Teacher Leadership Scale”. The results of the study showed that the teachers' perceptions of school culture were concentrated on task-oriented culture, while those of teacher leadership on organisational development. Positive and significant relationships were revealed between all sub-dimensions of school culture and those of teacher leadership. Support-oriented culture and task-oriented culture were found to be positive and significant predictors of the teacher leadership dimension "organisational development". In addition, success-oriented culture and bureaucratic culture were positive and significant predictors of the teacher leadership dimension "professional development". Furthermore, another teacher leadership dimension "collaboration with colleagues" was positively and significantly predicted by support-oriented culture, task-oriented culture and success-oriented culture.
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