Issues and Challenges in Teacher Leadership

  • Nor Lizana Kamaruzaman Department of Educational Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI)
  • Khalip Musa Department of Educational Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI)
  • Zahari Hashim Department of Educational Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI)
Keywords: school leadership, teacher leadership, school improvement, empowerment


Teacher leadership significantly promotes development and efficiency at schools. However, the practice of teacher leadership is slammed with challenges that impact its progression and effective implementation in schools. Therefore, the present study focused on the key terms, problems, and obstacles of teacher leadership based on domestic and international works of literature on teacher leadership practices. The study discussed the notion of teacher leadership before it addressed the challenges in the practice. Hence, the present paper helped school leaders to establish teacher leadership tasks in schools and help researchers to carry out more studies on teacher leadership.


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How to Cite
Kamaruzaman, N. L., Musa, K. and Hashim, Z. (2020) “Issues and Challenges in Teacher Leadership”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 5(10), pp. 228 - 237. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v5i10.517.