Working Paper

A Policy Lens on Becoming a Teacher: A Longitudinal Diary Study of Novice Teacher Professional Identity Formation in Indonesia

The early years of a teacher’s career are crucial to the formation of their professional identity—a complex process of reconciling their personal attributes with the demands of the profession. This study explores the identity formation of novice teachers in Indonesia and seeks to identify the various aspects that shape this process. Specifically, we examine how Indonesia’s current teacher policy landscape affects novice teachers’ perspectives on teaching and their profession.

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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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From Cheating to Learning: An Evaluation of Fraud Prevention on National Exams in Indonesia

Cheating reduces the signal value of exam data and it might shift the focus of teachers and students away from learning. However, it is difficult to prevent cheating if it is widespread. We evaluate the impact of computer-based testing (CBT) on national exam scores in junior secondary schools in Indonesia, exploiting the phased roll-out of the program from 2015 to 2019.

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