The Roles of Primary School Principals in Managing Reading Acquisition in Indonesia

Tiatri, Sri and Jap, Tji Beng and Kumala, Meilani (2016) The Roles of Primary School Principals in Managing Reading Acquisition in Indonesia. In: The Asian Conference on Education (ACE) 2016, 23 Oktober 2016, Kobe, Jepang. (Unpublished)


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Indonesia is one of the lowest ranks in reading skill compared to other countries. This study aims to investigate different approaches utilized by primary school principals in managing students' learning of reading skill. Observation and interviews were conducted among four principals, teachers, and students at four schools from three cities in Java and one city in Kalimantan with various socioeconomic backgrounds (e.g. lower and middle class, public and private, Catholic and Muslim majority).The results show that among the principals, no significant differences on perception of reading importance were seen. However, while principals have authority and different policies to manage reading subject, they also have distinctive knowledge of teaching method and techniques for reading, and only one principal has an empirical approach to managing the students'reading acquisition. The findings of this research is principal's prior knowledge may potentially change the entire process of reading learning at school, and in the end, this could affect students'reading skill

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary School, Principal, Reading, Learning, Indonesia
Subjects: Penelitian > Fakultas Teknologi Informasi
Penelitian > Fakultas Psikologi
Divisions: Fakultas Psikologi > Psikologi
Depositing User: Admin Fakultas Psikologi
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 04:49
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 04:49

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