Digital principal instructional leadership in new normal era

Ahmad Nurabadi, Fendy Suhariadi, Antun Mardiyanta, Teguh Triwiyanto, Maulana Amirul Adha


The needs for new knowledge and skill are driven by several factors and two most general are indefinite nature of SARS-CoV-2 and the need for alternative ways for students’ instruction during pandemic era. The two factors requires principal to take their role differently. This study aims at describing model of digital principal instructional leadership in new normal era. This is a quantitative study by using structural relation model. Population of this study is teachers of elementary school at Malang city, Batu city and Malang regency of 290 samples. Data are analyzed by using SEM (Structural Equation Model) of AMOS 24.0. The study findings provide solid evidence that model of digital principal instructional leadership in new normal era is supported by field data. They also show that respondents identify three crucial factors influencing the success of digital principal instructional leadership in new era. They are supporting online learning, proactive reducing issues of learning from home, and leading and managing virtuals schools. Instructional leader should have adaptive capacity and flexibility to learn and develop during crisis. They should be able to give more effective response to overcome future challenges faced by the school institution.


Digital instructional leadership; Principal; Elementary school; Covid 19


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