CABARAN PELAKSANAAN PROGRAM PEMBANGUNAN PROFESIONALISME PEMIMPIN GURU SEKOLAH BERPRESTASI TINGGI
The purpose of this study is to examine the challenges faced by high performing school teacher leaders in implementing continuous professional development programs. This study used a qualitative approach by interviewing eight teacher leaders. The participants were purposefully selected based on various criteria such as length of service as a leader. The interview data were analyzed using thematic analysis that found five themes as follows: (i) workload factor, (ii) teacher knowledge factor, (iii) attitude and interest factor, (iv) training suitability factor and (v) financial factors. The implication of this study is that there is a need for stakeholders, especially school leaders, to identify challenges in implementing the continuing professional development program in order to recognize factors contributing to these challenges and to implement improvements.