Principals’ practices in co-curricular management

  • Bity Salwana Alias Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Azlin Norhaini Mansor Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Mohd Radzi Ishak Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
Keywords: Education, Practice, Co-curricular Activities Management, Principal.

Abstract

Principal’s disability in managing co-curricular activities effectively and efficiently can affect student achievement. Nowadays it will also affect students’ application to further study at a higher level since it has become a compulsory requirement for the application to be approved. Co-curricular activities management is also often being handed over to the senior assistant, whereas as a school manager, the principal should be able to do their best in managing it. Hence, this qualitative study is conducted with the aim of exploring principals’ practices in managing co-curricular activities. The instrument is interview protocol. The total number of respondents are 7 principals, 4 senior assistants, and 3 senior teachers, from 7 schools selected for the study. The qualitative data from interviews is manually analyzed to obtain an explanation of the principals’ practices in managing co-curricular activities. Overall, this study found that principals did the best practices in terms of management, however, in certain areas such as limited school compound, inadequate equipment, and physical facilities, and unskilled teachers to train students, principals need to find a better strategy. Therefore, principals are encouraged to practice lifelong learning to ensure that their practices in co-curricular are at their best consistently.

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Author Biographies

Bity Salwana Alias, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Corresponding author. Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Azlin Norhaini Mansor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Mohd Radzi Ishak, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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Published
2019-11-30
How to Cite
Salwana Alias, B., Norhaini Mansor, A., & Ishak, M. R. (2019). Principals’ practices in co-curricular management. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(21), 219-226. Retrieved from http://revista.religacion.com/index.php/religacion/article/view/534