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ItemIncreasing instructors’ teaching innovation: a significant role of leaders in higher education institutionsIn the society of high-speed operation and extreme uncertainty nowadays, innovation becomes a pivotal contributor to enable us to keep up with the advancement of the changing world. In China’s universities, how to cultivate innovative talents has become a focus of education. Since the university is the place where instructors may be the most direct influence factor in the process of student training, their abilities in teaching innovation, which is affected by various factors including leaders who are the key decision-maker, are worthy of attention. Nevertheless, leaders, in reality, tend to place themselves in the secondary position of teaching innovation and neglect to provide necessary resources to support the learning. This paper infers the crucial role of university leaders in improving teaching innovation by analyzing the connotation, the importance, the influencing factors of teaching innovation, and recommendations. The recommendations provided for the university leaders to support instructors in consolidating the importance and procedure of teaching innovation through “GISS”, a guide of action that includes goal-setting, implementation, supporting, and sharing.
ItemThe relationship between teachers' perception towards school climate and their decision-making styles at a primary school in Anning District, Lanzhou city, ChinaThe main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between teachers’ perception towards school climate and their decision-making styles at a selected primary school in Anning District, Lanzhou city, China. The study firstly assessed the teachers’ perception towards school climate, examined the teachers’ decision-making styles; lastly tested the relationship between these two main variables. A total of 71 full-time teachers replied the questionnaires adopted by the researcher. Means and Standard Deviations were used to report the teachers’ perception towards school climate and their decision-making styles; Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient analysis was applied to test the relationship between these two variables. The results showed that, the teachers in the target school had a relatively positive attitude towards school climate. Besides, teachers’ most preferred decision-making style was group decision-making style. The Pearson Correlation test indicated that there was a significant relationship between teachers’ perception towards school climate and their decision-making styles at the selected primary school in Anning District, Lanzhou city, China.