Exploring the Transformational Leadership Strategies Used by Islamic Education Reformers to Influence the Integration of Islamic Schools in Ghana
This study explored the leadership roles of Muslim reformers in the modernization of integrated public Islamic schools.The transformational leadership theory, through its concepts of idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, individualized consideration, and inspirational motivation, informed the inquiry and analysis. This is a qualitative case study. The sample consisted of five Muslim reformers who participated in semi-structured in-depth interviews. The interviews were complemented by observations and document reviews. The data analysis was based on the four aforementioned facets of transformational leadership: idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. The findings reveal that the Islamic education reformers used strategies inspired by the transformational leadership theory to influence the integration of Islamic schools in Ghana.
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