Principal’s Leadership in Developing Primary School Students Character
Sri Marmoah
Sri Marmoah, Teacher Training and Education Faculty, University of Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 457-464 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10640585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1064.0585C19
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Abstract: This study aims to analyze the principal’s efforts in building student character, the role of the teacher to assist the principal in building the character of students, and the efforts of principals, teachers, and committees to overcome obstacles in building student character. The study used a qualitative approach. Data was gathered through interviews, observation, documentation, and questionnaire. Data were analyzed by reducing the data, presenting data, and inferring data. The findings obtained in this research cover a wide range of topics: (1) the principals are directly involved in building the students’ character through a variety of school activities; (2) the principals oversee the development of student character directly; (3) principals and teachers work together to build the character of students through the integration of the character values with the teaching material; and (4) lack of supporting infrastructure and the teachers who are not cooperative become the obstacles faced by a principal in building the student’s character. Based on the results, the researcher recommends that school can collaborate with school committees, and other school residents to develop students character and integrate character building with subjects taught at the time of teaching and other activities.
Keywords: Leadership; Head Master; Character.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences