Transformational Leadership Qualities of Teacher Candidates in Classrooms: A Study from UAE

Laila Mohebi, Areej ElSayary


Universities have an objective of enhancing leadership skills in its students’ personalities. This study explores these skills in College of Education teacher candidates’ character, personality and performance during teaching in classrooms. The current research is structured around Northouse (2016) transformational leadership model. He states that transformational leaders possess four components; idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. In the current study, the four components were identified during teaching and interaction with students in classrooms. Thirty-two teacher candidates were observed during teaching in the classroom and several traits were exhibited most while another set were observed least. The study suggested that the University introduces teacher candidates to new perspectives, courses and trainings that may enhance efforts to develop their teacher leadership qualities successfully.

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