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The study aimed to explore the roles of private school principals in total quality
mangagement and its relation with leadership style from the perspective of the teachers. A random sample of teachers (N=100) was selected from private schools in Muscat during the academic year 2015/2016. Two instruments were tailored to achieve the objective of the study. One, measured the role of principal in total quality management, and the other measured leadership style. The results revealed that principals of private schools use total quality management to a medium level and they follow the democratic style in their leadership. Also, there was a relationship between TQM and leadership style. The study offered few recommendations that may help implement TQM in private schools.


Total quality mangagement educational leadership Sultanate of Oman.

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