Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)
The vital role of oral communication: School Administrators’ views
Author(s): Jollibee Angchangco Aharul
Abstract: The leadership duties in school such as mentoring, motivating, coaching, inspiring and teaching can highly be expressed through oral communication with the school members. A communicative competent school administrator inspires teamwork and collaboration which promote growth and success in school. School Heads' mastery in speaking is crucial to actualizing the expected responsibilities. However, a number of Principals, Deans, Supervisors and other school administrators are observed with flaws in speaking. Hence, an investigation has been conducted to see the viewpoints of the school administrators. The main purpose of this study is to validate the Oral Proficiency in Educational Leadership Theory, particularly the assumption that school administrators’ oral proficiency and sociability foster school productivity. Qualitative-descriptive research method and a thematic analysis of the current perceptions were utilized with the aid of semi-structured interviews. The results showed how changes in the relations and productivity in school been produced through the aid of the administrators' perceptions and actual abilities in speaking skills. It is concluded that oral communication fosters school heads' authority figure, relationship building, production efficiency, and managerial communications.