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Assessing Teacher Competence and Its Follow-up to Support Professional Development Sustainability

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Teacher assessment has been recently considered as a minor issue in Education. Therefore, there is lacks teacher’s competency assessment as the basis for the sustainability of teacher profession development. This study was on attempt to describe the model of teacher assessment which had been implemented in Indonesia and its challenges to encourage the development of a sustainable teacher profession. The data was collected through documentation. Moreover, some interviews were conducted about (1) teacher competency test in 2012–2014 by 1,611,251 teachers; in 2015 by 2,699,516 teachers, and in 2016 by 427,189 teachers, and (2) teacher development programs as a follow-up of teacher competency tests. The obtained data was analized by descriptive quantitative and qualitative, respectively, on the document study result data and the interviews. The teacher competency test results were used to measure the mastery of pedagogic and professional competence of teachers at all subject matter and all levels of schools in Indonesia. Furthermore, the results are used as the basis for determining teacher quality improvement program in Indonesia continuous training. They are expected to provide best practice information from the implementation of teacher competency mapping done in Indonesia including its follow-up in order to develop the teacher’s sustainable profession.

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Community-Based Teacher Training: Transformation of Sustainable Teacher Empowerment Strategy in Indonesia

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Teacher empowerment is a central issue in relation to the efforts to improve the quality of education. However, teacher empowerment will remain an abstract idea if its implementation is not supported by an appropriate strategy. The demands for a quality education will be unreciprocated if teachers do not have the opportunity to empower themselves. This research aims to investigate the teacher empowerment strategy in Indonesia, which has been conducted by employing a community-based teacher training program. This study has highlighted several research questions: What is meant by community-based training program? Why is the training program needed? Who is the target of the training program? What model has been used to implement the training? What are the results of the training that has been executed? This research was conducted from November 2018 to January 2019. The research data were collected by means of documentation studies and interviews. The data analysis was carried out quantitatively and qualitatively, where the quantitative analysis was processed based on the document study data, meanwhile the qualitative analysis was performed based on the interview data. The research results showed that community-based teacher training was transformation of teacher development strategy as a follow-up on teachers’ competency test in Indonesia. The community-based teacher training succeeded in increasing the professionalism of teachers in Indonesia, particularly in terms of implementing their pedagogical and professional competencies. The training is also successful in motivating the teachers to engage themselves in continuous learning efforts through building strong teachers’ network and working collaboratively with colleagues. Quantitatively, training was proven to increase the average of teacher competency by 23.97 (on a scale of 100). The research results are expected to provide information about the best practice in teacher coaching that is conducted massively in a national scope based on the local community so that a lifelong learning culture for teachers is established to support the development of sustainable education.

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