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What is Informal Social Tie

Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Next-Generation Teacher Education
Voluntary associations and interactions such as lunch groups, professional organizations, and social outings, which did not necessarily have explicit authority of the organization.
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Transformational Leadership and Teacher Engagement in an International Context
Chan Kyun Park (Asia Leadership Center, South Korea), Doo Hun Lim (University of Oklahoma, USA), and Boreum Ju (University of Illinois, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9948-9.ch002
Leadership and teacher engagement are important and meaningful themes for teacher development. Culture has also been considered an important variable in cross-cultural research for a long time. This chapter proposes that the behavior of transformational leaders in schools will positively influence teachers' engagement in their jobs and schools. This chapter also suggests three propositions with relation to Korean culture values as moderators. Specifically, the relationship between transformational leadership and teacher engagement will be stronger when followers more strongly perceive power distance, harmony, and informal social ties. The review and integration of this comprehensive literature review provides significant implications for researchers studying teacher engagement and school improvement.
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