International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.5 (9), pp. 166-173 December, 2018
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Original Research Article
The influence of principal leadership, teacher learning characteristics, and utilization facilities on student thinking skill
Amrazi Zakso1*, Iskandar Agung2* and M. Calvin Capnary3
1Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia.
2Center of Research of Education and Culture Policy, Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia.
3Faculty of Business and Economic, Universitas Mercu Buana, Jakarta, Indonesia.
*Corresponding Author Email: amr_zakso(at)yahoo.com
This paper examined the effect of principal leadership, teacher learning characteristics, and utilization of learning facilities on student thinking skill. Data collection was done by distributing questionnaires to teacher respondents, conducting interviews, and focus group discussions. The results showed that a positive relationship existed between the principal leadership variables, characteristics of teacher learning, and utilization of learning facilities in the formation of student thinking abilities. For this reason, it is recommended that: (1) Training be provided to principals to be visionary, achievement oriented, and able to realize the role of facilitator and motivator, and also monitor and supervise the learning and utilization of learning facilities by the teacher;(2) teachers should be trained on utilizing the PBL approach and learning facilities in schools and other sources;(3) regulations should be issued to involve parental participation, especially in supporting the provision of learning facilities.
Key words: Leadership, principal, teacher, facilities, utilization, thinking skill