Curiculum Leadership Practices among School Principals
Bity Salwana Alias1, Nurfaradilla Mohd Nasri2
1Bity Salwana Alias, Department of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
2Nurfaradilla Mohd Nasri, Department of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 27 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 14 September 2019 | PP: 505-511 | Volume-8 Issue-5S3, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10760785S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1076.0785S319
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Abstract: Effective and efficient curriculum management can lead to academic excellence. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore curriculum management practice of school principals in selected secondary school in Malaysia. This survey study involved 14 principals, 7 senior assistants, and 7 senior teachers. The qualitative data was collected through interviews, which has been analyzed manually. Finding showed that, in overall principals’ practices were at their best and has contributed to the school excellence in academic. Among the practices by principals were being open to opinion from teachers, guiding and monitoring task given to teachers, empowering subordinates to do certain administrative job and having discussion for continuous improvement. Principals also took part in handling curriculum issues and spending times with teachers to find ways to tackle problems that they were facing. Based on the findings, this study recommended that principals could increase their capability in managing curriculum if they really understand the process of planning, implementing, controlling and monitoring and set strategies for continuous improvement and at the same time having close relationship with teachers and students.
Keywords: Education, Curriculum. Principal, Best Practices and Empowering Teachers.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems