Leovigildo Lito D. Mallillin


The study aims to examine the process of adaptive theory in leadership as a guide to educational management mechanisms in terms of qualities and characteristics of leadership, challenges of leadership, strengthening accountability in leadership, problem solving process in leadership, and decision-making process in leadership. Quantitative research design is employed in the study. It adopts the pedagogical immersive method in education and in leadership mechanisms that constitutes challenges in the educational leadership theory and mechanism. Convenient sampling technique is also employed in the study. It is a non-probability technique sampling where the number of selected respondents is utilized in the study. The study comprised thirty-two (32) respondents only. Results show that qualities and characteristics of leadership foresees the change and understanding of the process in the educational system for a reluctant behaviors as a leader and teammates, and understands gradually the persistence and process of the pressure and willingness to handle the situation, challenges of leadership focuses on effective teachers and effective leaders in a broader principles and competency in learning and teaching in an instruction vision and practice and to innovate change for leaders to enact new resources in the educational system in creative challenges for new development realities and solutions to work, strengthening accountability in leadership recognizes accountability on hard work, doing the right thing, avoiding pinpointing responsibility, and ensure precautionary measures in a better relationship in the school organization and educational system and innovates change and behavior in the educational system that brings the organization in a significant and competence in the management for the quality of education, problem solving process in leadership focuses and defines a problem, and diagnoses the symptoms of the situation to include the techniques in solving in the process of the expected outcome and analysis and to provide a better solving skills in problem solving in ever changing environment in the school organization or educational setting, and decision making process in leadership conceptualizes the decision making and the style in effective leadership as creative approach and brainstorming in the problem or issues, and provides decision making and proper analysis style in the best outcome of the process in leadership for direct observation in the educational system. Findings show that there is a significant correlation on the process of adaptive theory in leadership as a guide to educational management mechanisms as observed by the respondents.


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