The importance of improving teacher training programmes in Indonesia in order to increase teacher competence

Teacher competence and professionalism play an important role in the success of student learning.  As long as the government does not prioritise improving the quality of teachers or mapping the competence of teachers, it is difficult to imagine that the quality of education in Indonesia will improve.

Chart of the Week: Teacher Pay around the World: Beyond “Disruption” and “De-skilling”

Education is in crisis, in the sense that hundreds of millions of kids are currently in school who will probably never acquire functional literacy or numeracy. More and more, the rhetoric from aid agencies is focused on the need to improve the quality of teaching, and indeed reform whole systems. This emerging consensus is generally skeptical of increased spending.