Innovative Behavior among Teachers: Empirical Evidence from High-Performance Schools
Noor Hashimah Hashim1, Mohd Faiz Mohd Yaakob2, Mat Rahimi Yusof3, Mohd Yusri Ibrahim4

1JNoor Hashimah Hashim, Head of Department, Department of Consultation, Mentoring and Coaching in Institute Aminuddin Baki Northern Branch, Ministry of Education Malaysia.
2Mohd Faiz Mohd Yaakob, Senior Lecturer at the School of Education and Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
3Mat Rahimi Yusof, Educational Lecturer, University Utara Malaysia.
4Mohd Yusri Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer, University Malaysia

Manuscript received on 04 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 1695-1699 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J90150881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J9015.0881019
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Abstract: Education is decisive to structure a greater nation and shaping its citizens’ ability to compete globally. It is one of the major drivers for social capital progress and the country’s economy. As such, the education sector needs continuous monitoring to identify areas for development. Teacher’s Innovative Behavior plays an important role in the maintenance of quality education. However, in Malaysia, far too little attention has been paid to Innovative Behavior among teachers. Previously published studies are limited to surveys research design and strategies. Therefore, this mixed methods study aims to identify the Innovative Behavior of teachers from high-performance schools. A questionnaire of Idea Generation; Idea Promotion and Idea Realization was distributed to 629 teachers. Meanwhile, four principals and eight teachers were interviewed to corroborate or refute the quantitative findings. The findings suggest that Idea Generation; Idea Promotion and Idea Realization have been practiced at high levels in the schools. This study brings important messages to policymakers, curriculum developers, and relevant authorities. They can use these findings to formulate regulations to promise a beneficial educational atmosphere and enhance the quality of education.
Keywords: Innovative Behavior, Teacher Education, Teaching, and Instruction
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems