Teacher plays a key role in the learning process, yet Indonesia's teachers have been generally underperforming.
The government has made various efforts to upgrade teacher performance, including improving the education system and teacher training. However, these efforts did not have a significant impact on teachers with low competence.
One issue that is often overlooked from the discussion of teacher quality is the problem of teacher recruitment. Effective teacher recruitment would attract the best teacher candidates with high competence.
To find the root causes of the struggle to recruit good teachers in Indonesia, RISE Programme in Indonesia conducted a study that examined the teacher recruitment process.