Monday, 3 August 2020
A new paper by the RISE Indonesia Country Research Team tackles social norms head-on. In this paper, Risa Nihayah, Shintia Revina, and Syaikhu Usman analyse extensive fieldwork in three Indonesian districts that have successfully introduced innovations for educational improvement. The three studied districts—Bukittinggi, Yogyakarta, and Gowa—share an innovative streak, but differ in both their...
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
I have become a primary school teacher since 2014. There have been a lot of policies or rules, both made by the central government and the school, which I found in need of improvements. Sometimes, such policies or rules become a hurdle for teachers in pursuing their career.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Policies applied in each school vary; some come from the central government, some from regional government (local education agencies), and some are produced by the school (endorsed by the school components). All policies are binding, meaning all school personnel must carry them out.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
In my opinion, only certified teachers should be allowed to apply as civil servant. If this policy applies, improvement in both learning and student quality will be quicker. Judging by the number of universities offering the Teacher Professional Education (PPG) programme as well as the number of its graduates, I think this policy is not difficult to apply.