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Jakarta Post

USAID facilitates teacher, lecturer research collaboration

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 25, 2015   /  06:12 pm
USAID facilitates teacher, lecturer research collaboration

Collaboration in education: Musrian (center), a teacher from state elementary school SD Kalibanteng Kidul 01, Semarang, Central Java, presents his class activity education report he developed together with Petra Kristi Mulyani, a lecturer from Semarang State University. (Courtesy of USAID Prioritas)

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is facilitating 32 teachers and 32 lecturers from seven provinces to learn how to intensify their research on class activities in a four-day workshop.

The Class Activity Education Report Study and Composing workshop delivered by the USAID Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia'€™s Teachers, Administrators and Students (USAID Prioritas) program started on Monday and will end on Thursday.

Hari Amirullah of the Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Ministry'€™s teachers and education workers directorate general said that in the workshop, teachers and lecturers would discuss results they had achieved in their class activity education reporting (PTK).

"This workshop is very helpful to support teachers in developing research reports that are useful to increase teaching quality in classes. The teachers can also submit their reports for their promotions," said Hari on the sidelines of the workshop.

USAID Prioritas teaching counsellor Lynne Hill hoped the collaboration between teachers and lecturers in developing PTK reports could improve teaching quality, which would be useful for the two parties.

"Lecturers develop PTK for scientific publications and to help improve teaching quality in classes. Meanwhile, teachers use PTK as their efforts to increase teaching quality in classes and to improve their professionalism," she said in Jakarta on Thursday.

USAID Prioritas'€™ stakeholder, Ajar Budi Kuncoro, said teachers and lecturers were focused on the implementation of literacy, math and natural science in elementary schools and Islamic elementary schools or Madrasah Ibtidaiyah and junior high schools or Islamic junior high schools or Madrasah Tsanawiyah (MTs).

"We hope lecturers can strengthen teachers in implementing teaching theories deemed relevant to resolving the teaching problems teachers are facing," said Ajar. (ebf)(++++)

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