Leadership Style of School Principals in Improving Teacher Professional Competence in Kuta Alam Sub-District, Banda Aceh

Idawani Yusuf, Cut Zahri Harun, Cut Zahri Harun, Nasir Usman, Nasir Usman


Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the leadership style of school principals in improving teacher professional competencies. This study uses a qualitative approach with descriptive methods. Data collection is done through interviews, observation, and documentation studies. The research subjects were principals, vice principals, teachers and supervisors in elementary schools in Gugus Melati, Kuta Alam Subdistrict, Banda Aceh City. The results of the study were found: (1) Principal Leadership Style in improving elementary teacher professional competencies, namely in a participatory (participating) style, the principal also implements an instructional style in improving teacher discipline, and applies a consultative style (selling) in increasing teacher responsibilities; (2) The Role of Principal Leadership in improving teacher professional competencies, namely by opening discussion forums at every opportunity to find solutions, involving teachers in training; and (3) Obstacles to the leadership of school principals in improving teacher professional competence, still lack of teacher awareness in improving their abilities, teachers lacking mastery of IT, not yet active part of some teachers in KKG activities, and lack of facilities and infrastructure that can support effective learning.

Keywords: principal leadership style, teachers’ professional competence, Banda Aceh

Abstrak: Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui gaya kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dalam meningkatkan kompetensi profesional guru. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif dengan metode deskriptif. Pengumpulan data dilakukan melalui wawancara, observasi, dan studi dokumentasi. Subyek penelitian adalah kepala sekolah, wakil kepala sekolah, guru dan pengawas di Sekolah Dasar di Gugus Melati Kecamatan Kuta Alam Kota Banda Aceh. Hasil penelitian ditemukan: (1) Gaya Kepemimpinan Kepala Sekolah dalam meningkatkan kompetensi profesional guru SD yaitu dengan gaya partisipatif (berpartisipasi), kepala sekolah juga menerapkan gaya instruksional dalam
meningkatkan kedisiplinan guru, dan menerapkan gaya konsultatif (jualan). dalam meningkatkan tanggung jawab guru; (2) Peran Pimpinan Kepala Sekolah dalam meningkatkan kompetensi profesional guru yaitu dengan membuka forum diskusi pada setiap kesempatan untuk mencari solusi, melibatkan guru dalam pelatihan; dan (3) Hambatan kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dalam meningkatkan kompetensi profesional guru, masih kurangnya kesadaran guru dalam meningkatkan kemampuannya, guru kurang menguasai IT, belum aktifnya sebagian guru dalam kegiatan KKG, dan kurangnya
sarana dan prasarana yang dapat mendukung pembelajaran yang efektif.

Kata kunci: gaya kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, kompetensi profesional guru, Banda Aceh


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23960/jpp.v11.i2.202121

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