Photo illustration: Novita Eka Syaputri
This article is part of the Teachers' Notes series on beginning teachers' career expectations.
I want to pursue a postgraduate degree in primary education at a state university in Jakarta within the next ten years, then get my doctorate in the same field while doing useful research on the subject.
I want to focus on education and policymaking. I want to be a different kind of teacher who is innovative and productive, has achievements, and becomes versatile in primary education.
After pursuing a higher education, I hope to refine my career. I am currently a junior superintendent. I hope within the next decade I can reach the superintendent level, meaning I should get a promotion every three years.
By rules, a teacher may get a promotion every couple of years as long as they reach their credit score. However, the usual practice was a teacher gets a promotion in the fifth to sixth year due to the lack of credit score from inadequate research.
Lastly, I hope the school where I work will be better in the next ten years and its students will get more passionate about their study in a bid to improve this country. Therefore, I can help this country managing bonus demography, reaching the so-called Golden Indonesia 2045 when Indonesia turns 100 years old.
*This Note was written by WI, a primary school teacher in Jakarta.
**All articles published in the Teachers' Notes are the views of the authors. They have been edited for popular writing purposes and do not represent the views of RISE Programme in Indonesia or RISE's funders.