The Needs of School Financial Management Training for Principal

Giyarni Giyarni, Siswandari Siswandari, Asri Laksmi Riani


The purpose of this study was to examine the needs of the school financial management training for principals. This research is a survey research with a qualitative approach. The data obtained through interview instruments and analyzed using qualitative descriptive techniques. Interviews were conducted with principals from Kindergarten (TK) to Junior High School (SMP) in four regencies/cities of Central Java Province, namely Boyolali, Wonogiri, Salatiga, and Surakarta as many as 71 informants. The results showed that: 1) the principal needs a school financial management training that is integrated between theory and practice, 2) the training material discusses the management of school finances following the applicable regulations, 3) the duration of the training must be adjusted to the material load, and 4) the education and training instructor is a person who is competent in the field of school financial management. Based on the results of this study, the central and regional governments should organize training, workshops, or seminars for school principals to update their knowledge of school financial management skills. This needs to be done because education and training on school financial management can increase the effectiveness of school principals in managing finances by the principles of school financial management.


Principal; School Financial Management; Training

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