MANAGEMENT OF FUNCTIONAL TRAINING AND COLLECTIVE TEACHER ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LEARNING IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (CASE STUDIES AT UPT SMP NEGERI 2 BALARAJA, TANGERANG REGENCY AND UPT SMP NEGERI 7 MOJOKERTO CITY)
This study focuses on the management of improving the quality of learning through the development of professional teacher competencies through functional training and collective teacher activities to improve the quality of learning at UPT SMPN 2 Balaraja, Tangerang Regency and UPT SMPN 7 Mojokerto City. The theories used by the researcher are the management theory (POAC) by George F. Terry, Heincih and Molenda, and the quality theory by Edward Sallis. This research uses a qualitative approach with a case study research method. The results of this study indicate that: 1) Planning for the improvement of professional teacher competencies is contained in the strategic plan, operational plan, and activity plan. 2) The organization of professional competency improvement begins from the time of teacher recruitment, optimization of the Subject Teacher Meeting, and placement of classes according to competence and skills. 3) The implementation of professional teacher improvement through two programs, namely the training program and collective teacher activities. 4) Supervision is the responsibility of the principal assisted by the vice principal for the curriculum. The inhibiting factors are the low interest of educators who are approaching retirement and time constraints. Efforts to overcome these problems are carried out by: A personal approach by the principal to senior teachers continuously communicating the activities to be carried out. The product of this research is a model of functional training and collective teacher activities to improve the quality of student learning.
Management, Teacher Competencies, Functional Training, and Collective Teacher Activities.