A Review of Teacher Transformational Leadership in Higher Education: The Fourth Wave of Teacher Leadership

Jingkun ZHAO, Haiming ZHOU, Jianjun YIN


Transformational leadership offers world-wide scholars a new paradigm to leadership research, and it occupies a central place in leadership research and is rendered as a crucial indicator of promoting students’ academic outcomes. This literature review sought to provide a general picture of transformational leadership as well as its application in higher education context, through which its readers can have a better understanding of what has been done about the topic and what remains to be done in the future. It can seen that the examination of the existing literature further confirmed the validity and effectiveness of teacher transformational leadership in higher educational settings.


Transformational leadership; Higher education; Student academic outcomes

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