PRINCIPAL'S LEADERSHIP IN FOSTERING A LITERACY CULTURE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN INDRAMAYU DISTRICT (QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON YAPIN SMA KERTASEMAYA, INDRAMAYU REGENCY)
The background of this research problem refers to the results of the 2018 Reading Literacy Activity Index (Alibaca Index) study conducted by the Policy Research Center Study Team. This study concludes that the National Alibaca Index is included in the category of low literacy activity with 37.32 points. The purpose of the study was to get an overview and analyze the Principal's Leadership in Fostering a Literacy Culture for High School Students in Indramayu Regency. The research procedure uses a qualitative approach with analytical descriptive methods, with the locus of SMA YAPIN Kertasemaya Indramayu Regency, which is used as a resource for School Supervisors, Principals, Teachers and Students. The theoretical basis used is the management theory of G, Terry and is supported by the School Literacy Movement Program Policy (GLS) to strengthen the character development movement as stated in the Minister of Education and Culture Regulation Number 23 of 2015 concerning the Growth of Character. Research result The Principal's Leadership in Fostering a Literacy Culture of High School Students in Indramayu Regency, has been going quite well, in accordance with management rules that begin with planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating, but has not shown comprehensive performance, because the level of understanding of the School Literacy Movement program has not equally. Other aspects that become obstacles include librarians who are not yet professional, the availability of library collections is not complete, and the corner of the reading room is not comfortable, funding needs to be increased.
leadership, culture, literacy.