The Managerial and Supervisory Competency Levels of Public Elementary School Principals


The aim of this study was to assess the managerial and supervisory competency levels of public elementary school principals in Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Province. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 90 public elementary school principals. The data were analysed using a quantitatve approach. The results showed that the managerial competency level of these school principals was good. Continuing professional development (CPD) programs for principals are needed to further improve their competency levels. In addition, these CPD programs should focus on leadership rather than school management skills as the characteristics of the principal job have changed significantly.

Keywords: school principals, principal managerial competency, principal supervisory competency

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