International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part C (2021)
Principal behavior as educational leaders (Case study at public senior high school II Dumoga, Indonesia)
The education unit is essentially the most decisive component for the running of the education system. So it requires quality educational leadership that is reliable, agile and able to read or see situations, as a community need. The principal as a manager has four important tasks, namely: (1) compiling school programs, (2) arranging staffing organizations in schools, (3) mobilizing staff (teachers and employees), and (4) optimizing school resources. (Makawimbang, 2012: 83)  thus the principal is responsible for the smooth implementation of learning in accordance with the current curriculum. The principal should understand and master the curriculum so that the learning process can run effectively and efficiently. This research uses a qualitative approach. This research is classified into qualitative research, because the data and analysis are not in the form of numbers. Bogdan and Biklen (1992: 30) Explain that: "Qualitative research is descriptive. The data collected are in form of words or pictures rether than number, the written results of research contain quotations from the data to illustrate and substantiate the presentation. This research was conducted at SMA Negeri 2 Dumoga. When the research was carried out since the preparation of the proposal in October 2019. The results showed that 1. The head of the school as an education leader serving at SMA Negeri 2 Dumoga the principal builds an approach with school residents, providing relatively sufficient facilities and infrastructure. The school principal provides opportunities for teachers to take part in technical guidance and workshops as well as providing examples by arriving on time at school. 2. The principal as an educational leader who empowers SMA Negeri 2 Dumoga as the principal who always involves teachers actively in carrying out their duties and functions is to empower all school members properly including their representatives, teachers and administrators in accordance with their main duties and functions respectively and nothing overlaps. 3. The principal as a human-oriented education leader at SMA Negeri 2 Dumoga the principal entrusts and respects his subordinates and students. Principals also do not act as dictators because leaders who act as dictators can destroy institutions. The principal uses good and polite language in admonishing and delivering messages to his subordinates. 4. The principal as a future-oriented education leader at SMA Negeri 2 Dumoga, the principal in this instantaneous information era, is of course always following the development of information and also always encourages teachers to follow developments. The first vision of the principal is to have good morals for both teachers and students, because if all school members have good morals it will bring achievements to the school, have faith, knowledge and then be able to compete.
How to cite this article:
Iin Made Olivia Dangin, Henny N Tambingon, JF Senduk. Principal behavior as educational leaders (Case study at public senior high school II Dumoga, Indonesia). Int J Appl Res 2021;7(1):182-187.