Servant Leadership in Teaching

Ramajanaki Doraiswamy Iyer

Abstract


Sound education is the supporting spine for the economic and social development of any nation and is primarily responsible for eradication of poverty and enhancement of an individual’s earnings . Teachers are the gatekeepers for the holistic character building of students and hence it is essential that they in turn are taken care of by effective leadership at schools. Leadership in schools should bring about a transformation encourages great and committed teaching. School leaders can pave way for setting clear directions and the fertile background for professional development of teachers.

Teaching, like nursing is a noble profession that brings to minds an image of vocation and dedication.Servant leadership is a unique approach to leadership that emphasizes on selfless service of followers  by being their servant, rather than assuming a command and control hierarchical role in the organization. This paper tries to examine the concept of servant leadership in the context of teaching.

Key words: Servant Leadership, Teacher,Teaching


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v3i1.3035

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