This piece of research is exploratory in nature. Most research topics seek to answer a question. This one is different in that it seeks to come to an understanding of a system already in existence. Rather, more specifically it seeks to come to an understanding of two systems. This understanding is truly important for the future success of education. The insight and knowledge gained by this particular piece of research might very well change the way knowledge is imparted. It can come to change how we view the concept of education as individuals. It will bring to light how education is imparted to two different peoples, in two different cultures, indeed, in two different countries. This research seeks to develop a comparison. It seeks to understand how one system works and then compare it with another system. The issue this research addresses is to compare the typical classroom in China with the typical classroom in Canada.
The reason this research is so interesting and the reason I believe it will reveal so much is that China and Canada are poles apart. They are different in everything they do. Different in weather, food, language, tradition, culture, thought, morals, values and even outlook. So much of our outlook and thought processes are vested in the language we use. The language we use limits or liberates our thought with its structure and syntax. Thus fundamentally people who speak different languages think differently. Thus, this research will reveal which classroom is better, how the two are different, similar, and which is the more effective. As with every research question this question has guidelines to keep the researcher on track. There are several main questions which guide this research along. First, what does transformational leadership education look like? How is it in Canada and how is it in China? How is it different in the two countries? Two main issues we keep in mind throughout the research is teacher empowerment and leadership style.