Learning Laboratory

"Learning from Yogyakarta City's Education Policy Innovations" Workshop

*The event was held in Bahasa Indonesia.

 

The city of Yogyakarta is one of RISE Learning Laboratory areas. There were three studies conducted in Yogyakarta City: a study related to the impact of zoning new student admissions policies (PPDB) on student learning outcomes, a study on student learning outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a study on sociocultural drivers of local educational innovations at the district/city level.

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Improving Parental Involvement in Children’s Education in Kebumen

RISE Programme in Indonesia and the Kebumen District Education Agency, one of RISE's learning laboratory areas, carried out a programme, Improving Parental Involvement in a Children’s Education, from February 2020 to April 2021. This programme examined ways to overcome the low participation of parents in children’s education in Kebumen. RISE diagnostic study found that parents in Kebumen did not receive adequate information about their children’s learning progress from school. In addition, due to low educational background and lack of knowledge, parents were less confident to be more involved in educating their children.

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Of Power and Learning: District Heads, Bureaucracy, and Education Policies in Indonesia’s Decentralised Political System

This paper examines the politics of education policies in a decentralised political system: Under what conditions does decentralisation promote learning-enhancing policies? Despite the numerous works that have been written on decentralisation and education, little is known about how politics influenced local education policies.

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"Learning from Bukittinggi City's Education Policy Innovations" Workshop

*The event was held in Bahasa Indonesia.

 

The city of Bukittinggi in West Sumatra is one of RISE Learning Laboratory areas. There were three studies conducted in Bukittinggi City: a study related to non-permanent teacher competence assessment, a study on student learning outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a study on sociocultural drivers of local educational innovations at the district/city level.

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Stimulating Educational Policy Innovation at the Regional Level with Incentives - Deputy Chair of Commission X of the House of Representatives

Dr. Ir. Hetifah Sjaifudian, MPP., Deputy Chair of Commission X of the House of Representatives, said that the differences and plurality in each region are valuable inputs for the central government so as not to make a one-size-fits-all policy. She also added that incentives are needed to encourage policy innovation in the regions that are tailored to their respective potentials and problems.

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Regions Need Assistance to Solve Education Problems - The Head of Bukittinggi Education Agency

Drs. Melfi Abra, M.Si., Head of Education and Culture Agency, Bukittinggi City, hopes that the central government or other development partners can also work together in solving Bukittinggi's educational problems. The Education and Culture Agency of Bukittinggi City has been collaborating with RISE Programme in Indonesia for 4 years in conducting education policy research to support evidence-based policy.

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JakLat: Result of Collaboration between RISE and the DKI Jakarta Education Agency - The Head of Jakarta Education Agency

Nahdiana, S.Pd., M.Pd., Head of Jakarta Education Agency, in a brief interview with the RISE team said that the agency wants to continue working with SMERU to develop the JakLat programme. Since 2020, RISE Programme in Indonesia has been assisting the Jakarta Education Agency in identifying and finding solutions to their educational problems.

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Does Higher Parental Involvement Lead to Learning Gains? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia

Kebumen Disctrict in Central Java is one of RISE's Learning Laboratory areas. RISE Programme in Indonesia collaborates with Kebumen District Education Office in conducting a study on how information delivered by teachers to parents on students’ learning progress and guidelines for active involvement in children's education can improve learning outcomes.

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Who Benefits and Loses from Large Changes to Student Composition? Assessing Impacts of Lowering School Admissions Standards in Indonesia

The zoning-based new student admission policy has been implemented since 2018 in Yogyakarta City. One primary objective of the policy is to ensure students have equal access to education services.

RISE Programme in Indonesia studied the impact of the school zoning system implementation on the learning of junior secondary students in Yogyakarta.

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