Education Quality across Indonesia’s Districts: Estimations from a Policy Experiment
In the era of regional autonomy, efforts to improve the quality of education are no longer limited to the central government's responsibility. Local governments that are authorized to manage elementary schools (SD) and junior high schools (SMP) have a major role in providing quality education for their communities. Through researches conducted by RISE Programme in several regions in Indonesia, we want to see districts’ responses toward decentralised education.
DevSoc Link 2021 Conference is open to all members of the ASA Development Sociology Section. In this event, RISE Programme in Indonesia researcher, Sirojuddin Arif, presented RISE's study on education policies in Indonesian districts/cities.
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Dr. Rahmawati, S.T., M.Ed. is the Coordinator for Analysis and Utilization of Assessment Results, Center for Assessment and Learning (Ministry of Education and Culture). She shared a message about the importance of literacy and numeracy skills as a life-skill competency for Indonesian children.
Amirudin, S.IP., M.M., the Head of Education Agency of Kebumen District, expressed his appreciation for the research conducted by SMERU (RISE Programme in Indonesia). He said that research ideas from RISE are important for education issues in Kebumen. RISE conducts a reseacrh in education policy in Kebumen District to support evidence-based policy.
The Head of Education Agency of Yogyakarta City Budi Santosa Asrori, S.E., M.Si. appreciates the collaboration between the RISE Programme in Indonesia and the Education Agency of Yogyakarta City. RISE conducts a reseacrh in education policy in Yogyakarta City to support evidence-based policy.
Welcome to “Reform Unreformed”, a collaboration of Papan Tulis podcast and RISE Program in Indonesia. In “Reform Unreformed”, RISE researchers will discuss areas in the Indonesian education system that need to be reformed to improve student learning.
Niken Rarasati, a researcher of RISE Programme in Indonesia (RISE), spoke about her experiences working with local governments in addressing educational problems at the “Innovations, Practices, and Mechanisms for Community Involvement for Development Evaluation” webinar held by Tifa Foundation. Niken talked about participatory diagnostic, design, evaluation, and adaptation processes to overcome educational problems at the local level.
Indonesia began decentralising its education services in 2001. Decentralisation allows local governments to create educational innovations that can accommodate their individual needs and problems. However, not all districts have the capability to birth educational innovation.
We develop this observation instrument to describe and investigate teaching practices of primary and secondary school teachers. The design of our instrument is drawn upon aspects of teaching from two national teacher evaluations and selected international observation instruments.