Tackling Indonesia’s teacher quality is a tangible way to lift the country’s learning profile. Policies to improve teacher performance range from increasing teachers’ wages, instituting certification programmes to better teacher readiness, deepening community participation in school management, and expanding pre-service teacher training as well as bridging experienced teachers with inexperienced teachers for ongoing development.
Teacher Recruitment and Deployment
Teacher plays a role in the learning process, yet Indonesia's teachers have been generally underperforming. 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.
RISE Programme researcher Shintia Revina was appointed a speaker in the "Educating the Nation: 2020-2045" webinar organized by The Jakarta Post. In the discussion, Shintia discussed the efforts and challenges in improving the quality of Indonesian teachers.
Shintia is involved in RISE Programme's studies that examine teacher recruitment and teacher professional development.
Why is it so hard for Indonesia to recruit good teachers? We argue that the struggle to recruit good teachers are due to institutional, political economy, and social dynamics of the recruitment process. We will discuss three factors that underpin this issue.