The role of the principal's instructional leadership at schools in Indonesia
DisciplineMaster's Degree Programme in Educational LeadershipMaster's Degree Programme in Educational Leadership
The education system in Indonesia, based on Ministry of National Education, has been performing instructional leadership as a major part of the effective school leaders’ behavior. One of the goals of instructional leadership implementation is to increase the learning outcomes of students. However, many of international student assessments have shown that Indonesia’s education system was among the incompetent countries. The purpose of the study is to analyze the implementation of instructional leadership phenomenon as the basic concept of effective leadership. This study was designed to investigate both principals and teachers about the role of principals’ instructional leadership. A qualitative method with inductive approach was used by the researcher to gather the data. The data was gathered by interviewing three principals and three teachers from three different schools in Indonesia. By conducting this study, the researcher has found the pros and the contras during the implementation of the principal’s instructional leadership. The findings of the study indicated that most principals and teachers supported the enforcement of instructional leadership in Indonesian education system intensively. In conclusion, the principal’s instructional leadership ran effectively, when, in practice, the leadership was followed and guided by a clear formulation instructional objective and good collaboration among principals, teachers, students and all stakeholders. ...
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