The Role of Values-Based Leadership within the Framework of Values Shifting Appearing in Indonesian Education
RITA ANGGOROWATI email@example.com
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Shifting values that appear in the Indonesian education is inevitable. They are due to changes that occur in the life of the nation as a result of the progress and changes in the climates of politics, economics, social, and cultural. The leader position, in facing the existing anomie challenges, plays a very important role. Kuczmarski & Kuczmarski (1995, p. 187) suggests that to eliminate anomie and make full cultural values, a leader needs to establish basic values and behavioral patterns that determine the right mindset. In this paper, two research results, regarding the influence of values-based leadership on the shifting of values in education both philosophically and practically, will be presented. Subjects in both studies above was taken in two different areas; Sumedang regency, West Java and East Halmahera, Maluku. In addition to differences in study subjects, the spans of the research implementation were also different. This part can be seen as the representation of the condition of how values-based leadership providing roles in shifting of values in the Indonesian education. Both studies produce data that show the values-based leadership has proven to bring positive work culture that encourages the advancement of organization (in this case the schools). Primarily, they are determined by personal values of principal as leader.
Topic: Education Policy and Leadership