The purpose of this research were to understand the curriculum leadership practices of administrators in Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines by which their actual leadership practices are observed and analyzed the ways they make decisions based on the interview and pertinent data. The research is a qualitative case study. The Interviews was conducted face to face, and then transcribed. The themes that emerged from the interviews include: (1) Curriculum Profile; (2) Curriculum; (3) Leadership; (4) Leadership Styles; (5) Curriculum Leadership Practices; (6) Vision; (7) Guiding Principles; (8) Systems, Structures, Resources and Processes; (9) Research, Teaching and Community Service; (10) Changes. The findings from this study describe practices used for actual administration of a university in its curriculum related developments. Administrators recognize that their curriculum leadership practices would help them establish patterns curriculum related endeavors of the university especially in the review of the university core- curriculum. The aim for administrators should be to use research-based strategies and programs that will help plan interventions and programmatic curriculum changes.Based on its findings, this study recommends that further investigation into data collection processes that lead to improved curriculum leadership practices of administrators being conducted. Consistent data collection, supported by a systemic procedure to analyze that data, is paramount to increase the effectiveness of any behavior support program. As administrators continue to face challenges associated with providing adequate curriculum leadership practices for future curriculum leaders, building capacity with teaching and administrative curriculum leaders is highly recommended.
Dary E. Dacanay, Ateneo De Manila University, The Philippines
Stream: Curriculum research and development
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