Teacher Absenteeism in Indonesia: Policy Brief

Publication | November 2014
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Indonesia’s progress in reducing the rate of teacher absenteeism over the past decade needs to be sustained in the interest of lifting student achievement and reducing disparities among schools.

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This policy brief was developed from a study supported by the Education Sector Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership (ACDP), and indicates that Indonesia has achieved significant progress over the past 10 years in reducing the absences of teachers from schools from 19 percent in a national sample of schools surveyed in 2003 to 9.8 percent in the same schools in 2014. The study reveals that there is a continuing challenge to make sure that teachers are present and effective. The non-class teaching role of teachers needs to be clarified and the school environment needs to better encourage and support teachers to use their time outside of class for more productivity. The study also indicates the urgent need to strengthen support and supervision of the teaching and learning process.

About ACDP

The Government of Indonesia (represented by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Ministry of National Development Planning/ BAPPENAS), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the European Union (EU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have established ACDP as a facility to promote policy dialogue and institutional and organizational reform of the education sector to underpin policy implementation and help reduce disparities in provincial and district education performance.

Contents

  • What is the Teacher Absenteeism Rate in Indonesia?
  • What are the Reasons for Teacher Absence from School?
  • What are Teachers’ Activities When not Teaching?
  • What are the Effects of Teacher Absence?
  • What are the Policy Implications?

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • Education
  • Education sector development
Countries
  • Indonesia

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