This study compared the perception(s) of teachers and headteachers working in special schools
and those in regular schools about the effect of leadership on the performance of the school.
The sample included 100 teachers and 50 headteachers from each of the school categories in Karachi city. The
analysis of data was carried out by using descriptive statistics and Independent Samples t-test. The results revealed
that teachers and headteachers perceived leadership style to be affecting
the performance of the school. The headteachers and teachers from regular
schools and teachers from special schools scored highest on their
response(s) demonstrating that headteachers anticipated the role teachers
working under their leadership in inculcating knowledge, skills, and
attitudes among students; whereas, the score of the responses of the
headteachers of special schools appeared to be highest indicating that they
guide their teachers how to attain the goals of their school(s).
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Special Education, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Professor, Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.