PROFESSIONALIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERS IN INDONESIA: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
Udin Syaefudin Saud
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
UNIVERSITAS PENDIDIKAN INDONESIA
In the era of globalization and competitive age, the existence of professional educational leaders become one of strategic positions to produce high quality of managing educational institutions at all levels. Many researchers conclude that the high quality of professional educational leaders could make educational institutions more productive in fulfilling society needs. In addition, these professional educational leaders could apply various innovative strategies to solve problems faced by the educational institutions. Therefore, the professionalization of educational leaders in Indonesia should become the strategic policy to support efforts of improving the quality of education at school level as well as national level. This short paper discusses the concept of professional educational leader and its basic indicators, strategies of professionalizing educational leader, and the problems as well as prospects of professionalizing educational leaders in Indonesia.
Topic: Education Policy and Leadership