The Principal’s Leadership in Improving the Teachers Professional Competence at SMP Islam Singkil at Aceh Singkil Regency

Abdil Abdil, Murniati Murniati, Niswanto Niswanto


Abstract: The purpose of this study is to find out: the principal’s program, strategies program and obstacles faced by the principal in increasing teacher professional competence. This study uses descriptive method with qualitative approach. The subjects were principal, teachers and supervisor. The results showed that: 1) the principal’s program in enhancing the teachers professional competence by implementing discusion forum in the early school year together with vice principal curriculum section, the student affairs, facilities, teachers, committee, inspectors, and the discussion results are described in the school program. 2) The principal’s strategy in improving teacher professional competence creates a good climate, providing opportunities to every teacher to continue their education, rewarding outstanding teachers. 3) Supporting factors in solving obstacles such as: location of madrasas, giving fair assignments based on background of education, trust and support community, providing good opportunities in improving teacher professionalism, including teachers training, workshops, training, supporting teaching facilities and learning processes and transparent financial management as well.

Keywords: leadership, principals, professional competence.

Abstrak: Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui: program kepala sekolah, program strategi dan kendala yang dihadapi kepala sekolah dalam meningkatkan kompetensi profesional guru. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode deskriptif dengan pendekatan kualitatif. Subyeknya adalah kepala sekolah, guru dan supervisor. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa: 1) program kepala sekolah dalam meningkatkan kompetensi profesional guru dengan melaksanakan forum diskusi di awal tahun ajaran bersama-sama dengan wakil kepala sekolah bagian kurikulum, kesiswaan, fasilitas, guru, komite, pengawas, dan hasil diskusi dijelaskan dalam program sekolah. 2) Strategi kepala sekolah dalam meningkatkan kompetensi profesional guru menciptakan iklim yang baik, memberikan kesempatan kepada setiap guru untuk melanjutkan pendidikannya, memberikan penghargaan kepada guru yang berprestasi. 3) Faktor pendukung dalam mengatasi kendala seperti: lokasi madrasah, pemberian tugas yang adil berdasarkan latar belakang pendidikan, kepercayaan dan dukungan masyarakat, memberikan peluang yang baik dalam meningkatkan profesionalisme guru, termasuk pelatihan guru, lokakarya, pelatihan, fasilitas pengajaran yang mendukung dan proses pembelajaran dan juga pengelolaan keuangan yang transparan

Kata kunci: kepemimpinan, kepala sekolah, kompetensi profesional.



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