Dr. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
This study examined educational leadership behaviour and community engagement in Kwara State, Nigeria. The purpose of this study is to find out the relationship that exist between educational leadership behaviour and community engagement. Quantitative research design was adopted for the study. Sample of 364 participants were randomly selected from the sample public senior secondary schools with the use of Research Advisor (2006), table of determining sample size of known population. Pearson correlation and linear regression analysis were used to analyze the collected data. The findings revealed that interpersonal relationship, effective communication and participatory decision-making significantly and positively correlated with community engagement. Researcher recommended that principals should continue to demonstrate effective interpersonal relationship with school community in order to ensure the effective and efficient running of the school. Also, principals should make use of effective communication to encourage community involvement in education matters so as to influence community actions and bring about changes in school. Furthermore, principals should effectively involve community in decision affecting the school in order to encourage and inspire people to take required action for the progress of the school.