THE ROLE OF SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP IN IMPLEMENTATION OF ADIWIYATA PROGRAM AS THE EFFORT TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Case Study in Adiwiyata School in Banda Aceh)
Mirza Desfandi (a*), Enok Maryani (b), Disman (c)
Indonesia University of Education and Syiah Kuala University
Adiwiyata program is a program which aimed to create school members who are responsible in the effort to protect and manage school environment through good school governance to support sustainable development. School principal as leader in school should be able to play active and maximal role in the effort to create Adiwiyata School. This study is aimed to find out the role of school principal leadership in implementation of Adiwiyata Program as the effort to support sustainable development. This study used qualitative approach and case study method. Data collection was done in 10 schools in Banda Aceh by involving 10 school principals as respondents. Result of study showed that school principal leadership has very vital role in school success in achieving the aim of Adiwiyata Program. The result of study showed that school principal’s care and commitment to environmental problems has big role toward development and implementation of environmental school policy. Based on this, as initial step to achieve the aim of Adiwiyata Program then school principals should care and have high commitment toward environmental problems and they should become motivator and role model for all school members in order to have eco-friendly attitude and behavior.
Topic: Education Policy and Leadership