ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 16, 2021
A Strategic Management in Encouraging Excellence of Academic Administration service at State Senior High School
Sriani, Mukhtar, Risnita, Muhamad Taridi
Page no 275-284
The aims of the study are to explore why schools declined strategic management to improve educational administration quality satisfaction, and to recognize how schools practiced strategic management. A qualitative method with a case study design was applied, along with observation, interviews, and documentation. The samples were three prominent State Senior High Schools in the province-Indonesia. A Creswell model utilized a qualitative descriptive analysis of data along with the application of Atlas.ti-9.1 applied. The findings are; Strategic management is underutilized because they perform either ordinary management or disregard service excellence in academic administration. Lack of human capital hampers the application of strategic management, such as specialists, academic administration, public service science, and a low level of administrative service quality. It also identifies barriers and deficiencies in the size of personnel service, communication facilities, and other supports. The conclusion seemed that strategic management is the management and coordination of a strategic school effort in creating adjustments and reforming the organization toward excellence and standard quality. The implication is that schools should compete with others in administrative services, such as technical skill, conceptual ability, and availability of infrastructure facilities, the competency or professionalism of service people.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 17, 2021
Exploring the Inclusive Educational Practices of Gifted Students in a Private British School in Dubai
Page no 285-293
The gifted education is an old field for America and for France which tackled the special education needs for gifted students with researchers whose concepts of mental age and intelligence testing transformed the standards of the psychological science. Thus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is still considered premature in this field where minimal attention has been granted to the gifted education area, which is a division of special education. This study aims to explore how inclusive is a British school (BS) in Dubai (UAE) for gifted students, by critically analysing its gifted education policy practices, through the framework of a case study. In order to investigate how inclusive is a British school in Dubai for gifted students, the researcher critically analysed its gifted education policy practices, compared to gifted policy international standards, through a qualitative research approach with a content analysis method. The Findings revealed that the British school gifted policy has few gaps compared to Purcell and Eckert’ standards. Few recommendations were written by the researcher to be provided to the British school educational stakeholders to improve the gifted policy and to enhance the gifted students’ conditions at school.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Sept. 17, 2021
Effects of Homework on Student Academic Achievement: A Descriptive Study
Page no 294-301
Homework is defined as a work allocated by the teacher to be accomplished by the student outside of the regular school day. The purpose of this study is to identify the effects of homework on the student academic achievement by conducting a descriptive study of selected and related existing literature the year 2000 to date. The gathered data failed to demonstrate that homework is an effective way to enhance the student academic achievement, in most cases.