Teachers as Leaders and Learners: Building Teacher Leadership in a Bangladeshi Secondary School

  • Abu SalahuddinEmail author
  • Janinka Greenwood
  • Lindsey Conner
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 44)


This chapter examines the ways a creative and innovative principal in a Bangladeshi secondary school developed his teachers as leaders. The leadership practices that have developed in this school are significant because they offer a model of shared responsibility for engagement with students and community in the Bangladeshi context where authoritarian leadership is still the more common practice and the norm. This case study uses a qualitative approach that draws primarily on the principal’s perceptions and experiences. It offers a contribution to educational change that is drawn from working within a local context rather than simply based on outside, and possibly alien, international models.


Leadership Teacher leadership Educational change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abu Salahuddin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Janinka Greenwood
    • 2
  • Lindsey Conner
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Education and ResearchUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.College of Education, Health and Human DevelopmentUniversity of CanterburyCanterburyNew Zealand
  3. 3.College of Education, Psychology and Social WorkFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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