Educational Support Provision Offered
Exploring the Effect of School Leaders' Support on the Use of Differentiated Instructions in Primary Grades

Syeda Maryium Bukhari |
Volume: 2 | Issue : 2 (2023/12/15)


Introduction: Differentiated teaching research focuses on special needs, diversity, and gender. However, School Leaders' support of these practises, notably in South Asia, has received little notice. This study illuminates differentiated instruction myths and emphasises the importance of understanding teachers' and school administrators' attitudes about customising material, procedures, products, and learning environments to unique student needs.

Methodology: Semi-structured interviews with primary school teachers, principals, and academic coordinators from two private schools in Karachi, Pakistan, are used in this qualitative study. To determine how school leaders' support affects differentiated instruction in primary grades (Kindergarten to Grade 3). By studying educators' practises and challenges, the study seeks to better understand how school leadership supports various learning needs.

Results: Findings reveal common instructional methods such as videos, end-of-unit projects, and presentations. However, a critical gap in understanding differentiated instruction exists among school leaders. The study underscores the urgency for school leaders to enhance their comprehension of differentiated instruction, highlighting the need for further exploration of school leadership's role in meeting diverse learner demands. Future Direction/Implications

This study highlights the need for school leaders to receive specialised professional development programmes to better comprehend differentiated instruction. Such training programmes help leaders enable instructors to tailor classroom instruction to individual students. The study emphasises the importance of school leaders in providing teachers with resources, professional development, and strategic guidance. Future study should examine how leadership support affects student learning and teacher professional growth over time.