Wednesday, 4 November 2020
For more than four decades, Indonesia has carried out a variety of teacher professional development (TPD) programmes. Yet the outcomes have fallen short. Teachers continue to show limited subject knowledge and inadequate pedagogical skills. Indonesian students’ learning level remains low.
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Even before this year’s Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesian students’ academic performance lagged behind their peers in other countries. When the pandemic hit, many lost the chance to catch up, and now are at risk of significant learning loss due to prolonged school closures.
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Three Indonesian children were learning from home with adequate equipment and facilities — a laptop and table for each child. A desperate father stole a smartphone to help his son’s distance learning. Three high school students were caught for attempted robbery — they wanted money to buy a smartphone for online-learning purposes. These three stories went viral in Indonesia, revealing home...
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
In Indonesia, cheating on national exams was so widespread that a mother who exposed that her child's teacher promoted cheating was accused by other parents to be a ‘disgrace to the school’. When cheating is so common, it is likely that teachers and students collude to cheat. In that case, there is little chance that they will work to mitigate it, so it becomes hard to fight.