Talent Management and Teacher Leadership Talent Development in High Performing School in Malaysia

Mohd Izham Mohd Hamzah, Shuhaida Shamsudin


Researches on the effective leadership reveal that principals in high performing schools are
successful in improving schools outcomes through who they are, the strategies they use, as well as
the specific combination and timely implementation and management of these strategies as a result
of the unique contexts in which they work. The present research work tries to explore and confirm
the talent management factors (TMFs) responsible for developing teacher leadership talent (TLT).
The proposed TMFs were tested and validated through a sample of 400 teachers of High
Performing School in Malaysia using Amos 19. Hypotheses were tested at a 95% confidence level
and the Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA), Tucker-Lewis Index (TLI) and
Comparative Fit Index (CFI) were used to test the structural equation model of talent management.
The obtained RMSEA value was 0.049, TLI value was 0.942 and CFI value was 0.962 which
indicated a good model fit and appropriateness. Analysis of the results demonstrated that the level
of implementation of talent management falls into the range of being very good and has a
significant relationship with a teacher leadership talent development of the organization in the
studied population. This study is one of very few studies to provide an integrative perspective of
TMFs for developing TLT in high performing school; it adds to the extremely limited number of
empirical studies that have been conducted to investigate talent management in the education
sector and how teacher leaders start as individual contributors and move up into management and
leadership roles.


Talent management; high performing school; teacher leadership; talent development

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31258/ijebp.v1n1.p19-35


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