The Role of Indonesian School Principals’ Leading Distance Learning During Covid-19 Pandemic
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210212.080How to use a DOI?
- COVID-19 pandemic, education, leading distance learning, online learning, school principal
The focus of this study is to investigate how the principal leading distance learning during this pandemic. The aims are to get a comprehensive result of how the principal aware of the concept of distance learning and what challenges they faced during the process. A qualitative research approach was employed in this study to get a deep understanding and explanations from the participants. The participants are twenty-five school principals from different primary schools under the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs in Karawang district, Indonesia. It was revealed that school principals in this study were having only a limited idea about the concept of the distance learning model. They were aware of how distance learning works, even when they have only limited knowledge and skill. Principals mentioned about skills and knowledge that principals needed most in leading during the distance learning, such as providing advice on designing interesting activities for teachers, skills in operating educational applications, implementing multiple distance learning models/strategies, accessing information from the various online sources, doing the academic supervision, providing training related to online learning for teachers, and managing the well-being of teachers and students. School principals in this study responded that they faced multiple challenges during distance learning implementation. The four most common ones were their concern around the online teaching model, distance learning infrastructures, teachers’ basic qualifications explicitly oriented to technology, and adjusting the offline curriculum materials into an online model.
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TY - CONF AU - Yoni Nurdiansyah PY - 2021 DA - 2021/02/12 TI - The Role of Indonesian School Principals’ Leading Distance Learning During Covid-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Research of Educational Administration and Management (ICREAM 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 374 EP - 378 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210212.080 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210212.080 ID - Nurdiansyah2021 ER -