PRACTINCING DEGREE OF FIRST CYCLE HEAD MASTRES IN NORTH AL BATINAH GOVERNORATE IN SALTANATE OF OMAN OF THEIR ROLES IN ACTIVATING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL AND FAMILY
The target of this study is to identify the degree to which school principals in the first cycle of the North Al Batinah governorate in Sultanate of Oman practiced their roles in implementing the partnership between the school and student families, and whether there were statistically significant differences between the averages of the chosen sample participants in this subject in Oman and weather if there is a major role played by the amount of experience of each individual. The study sample consisted of 244 female teachers from the first field in the North Al Batinah governorate in Oman, who constituted 17.2% from the total 1422 female teachers. A questionnaire consisting of 30 items was used, divided into 3 sections (cultural field, educational field, and the social field). In order to ensure the validity and reliability of the tool, it was applied to 30 teachers outside the sample under study, as the percentage of stability was according to the Cronbach Alpha coefficient .976 At the end and after analyzing the data, the partnership between the school and the family showed a high degree of partnership commitment, with an average of 4.19. The results indicated statistically there was no significant differences between the averages of the sample members for the degree of participation of school principals in North Al Batinah in Sultanate of Oman partnership between the school and the family which was due to the years of experience of the individuals. The study recommended the necessity of adopting a program to exchange visits between the principals of the first cycle schools and their counterparts in the rest of the educational governorates in order to benefit from their high experience in activating the partnership between the school and the students families, it also recommended that the media should play a role in broadcasting and publishing some programs that enhances the culture of partnership between the school and the families, and to also include a special field for activating the partnership between the school and the family in the school´s annual plan and programs. In addition, it also recommended creating an electronic educational platforms for students to help the guardian to follow up on all what is presented to the student, so that the principals are able to face and keep pace with any upcoming new challenges .
Keywords: First Cycle, Principals, School, Family, North Al Batinah, Sultanate of Oman.