The Importance Of A Transactional Leader For The School Improvement Process And Increasing Teacher Performance

1154 Words Nov 5th, 2015 5 Pages
Expert leaders can start with any of the four stages of leaderships depending on where they are in the school improvement process. However, all stages are vital for the school improvement process and increasing teacher performance. When establishing the process of change leadership by bartering allows for the give and take to get the course of action started. According to Sergoivannie (1990) bartering is where when the administration and teacher exchange positive reinforcements for good work, merit pay for increased performance, promotion for increased persistence, a feeling of belonging for cooperation, and so on. This is a true sign of a transactional leader. An individual’s idea or goal is the focus of a transactional leader is based on. There is no unity when working with a transactional leader within a building and most of the decisions are one sided. What can the other person do to help reach the goal they are seeking? Bartering responds to the basic physical, security, social and ego needs of a person. I believe that all leaders at certain times demonstrates attributes of transactional leader when it is beneficial for them.
Bartering provides the administrator with the necessary strategies to push the teacher to the appropriate level of performance they are seeking. This performance can range from school wide involvement to personal incompetence. To increase teacher leadership and recognition school wide the assistant principals at West Millbrook Middle School…

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