EXPLORING MULTIFRAME LEADERSHIP IN PROMOTING EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP IN INDONESIA

Suyantiningsih, - (2010) EXPLORING MULTIFRAME LEADERSHIP IN PROMOTING EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP IN INDONESIA. UNY.

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Abstract

Effective school leadership is one of significant key to implementing reform policies. In addition, effective leadership in schools depends largely on the ability of the leaders to develop and engage in complex thinking, and the ability to use multiple frames of reference to analyze and solve problems. This paper aims to consider a new approach which is multiframe leadership to address the issue of school leadership in Indonesia. This study used the "multiframe" (structural, human resource, political, and symbolic) organizational theory of Bolman and Deal (2003) to examine aspects of leadership, organizational and management. This paper details definitions and concepts of multiframe leadership, possibilities to implementation, and the implications of this new leadership reform toward the school leader, teachers, and educational policies in Indonesia. The review of literature led this paper to four main findings. First, the structural frame emphasized goals, specialized roles and formal relationships. Problems and performance gaps arise from structural deficiencies and can be improved through restructuring. Second, the challenge for human resource frame is to tailor organizations to the people, and particularly to find ways for these individuals to "buy in" to what they are charged to do. Third, from the political perspective, different interests complete for power and scarce resources and conditions emerge around special interests and also change as issues in the organization change. It is not practical to view each member as a person only interested in doing their work or playing their structured role. Every member is a part of a vast coalition made of various and conflicting interests. To manage in this environment, a leader must identify the alliances and agendas of every constituent, and they must protect their own positions as leaders by maintaining a sizeable alliance on their side. And, fourth, the symbolic frame sees an organization as cultures motivated by rituals, ceremonies, heroes and myths rather than by rules, policies and managerial authority. This study demonstrates how the multiframe thinking can be used to provide a meaningful guidance and valuable insight for school leaders to analyze, manage and lead the school effectively. In conclusion, by viewing an organization through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames, school leaders are better able to avoid and solve unforeseen problems. Keywords: Multiframe Leadership, School Principals, School Leadership

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pendidikan > Kurikulum dan Teknologi Pendidikan
Pendidikan > Teknologi Pendidikan
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Pendidikan > Kurikulum dan Teknologi Pendidikan
Depositing User: Eprints
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 07:08
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 07:08
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/672

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