Exemplary Leadership Qualities of Mathematics Teacher Leaders




  • Daniel Asamoah Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5577-5266
  • Nor Azura Abdullah Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7259-5224
  • Masitah Shahrill Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9395-0798
  • Dalilah Farzana Haji Laidin Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Nur Fatin Haji Ismail Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Najibah Pg Abu Bakar Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Mohamad Bahzi Al Barakat Shahrum Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Afiqah Bari’ah Haji Emran Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Nur Basmirah Haji Abas Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam


Teacher leadership, Social learning, Role model, Mathematics education


In theorizing teacher leadership, little is known about the leadership qualities teachers are likely to learn or model within their community of practice. This descriptive qualitative study examined 12 graduate teacher candidates to describe the exemplary leadership qualities of mathematics teacher leaders. After thematic analysis, two categories of exemplary leadership qualities of mathematics teacher leaders were revealed: the leadership qualities they exhibit for students to imitate and the qualities they model from significant others in their community of practice. We conclude that exemplary leadership qualities are a function of role modeling and social learning. Implications for teacher leadership in mathematics education are discussed further in this paper.


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How to Cite

D. Asamoah, “Exemplary Leadership Qualities of Mathematics Teacher Leaders”, J.Math.Instr.Soc.Res.Opin., vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 243–256, Sep. 2023.