LEARNING LEADERSHIP ROLE IN FUNDING EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF REGIONAL AUTONOMY
Dedy Achmad Kurniady
In the era of regional autonomy, financing of education is not only the responsibility of the central government, but rather a shared responsibility between government, local government, and society. In school operational costs are higher. Educational institutions should be more independent, creative and innovative in exploring and allocate various resources and sources of funding for education funding. But unfortunately with the implementation of regional autonomy and school autonomy, the school has not had a fundamental change of orientation of education funding. Financing at state schools still rely on funding from government and private schools put more emphasis on the financing of the parents. Cost is one of the three most important things in addition to the facility and time management. The focus of educational leaders in general, and principals in particular, have to learn the students. Because the primary mission of the school to focus on teaching and learning, and for school effectiveness is often measured by academic achievement. To realize the above, it takes no small amount of learning where the role of leadership in managing and arranging the financing of education. instructional leadership is not only required to be able to pay attention to students learning outcomes but should also be able to create a strategy in order to fund the necessary learning are met.
Topic: Economic and Finance in Education