In-Service Training for Teachers to Improve the Quality of Education in Pekanbaru, Riau Indonesia

M NUR MUSTAFA, NORASMAH OTHMAN

Abstract


This study aims to explore upper secondary schools (SMAN) teachers’ perspective in Pekanbaru, Riau Indonesia who have attended in – service training on the following aspects: relevance of training to the needs of schools; theoretical and practical content of LADAP; alternative problem solving learning; increase of knowledge, positive attitude and profesional skills. In addition, the study also looked at LADAP related to teacher performance to improve SMAN teacher quality, Pekanbaru. This is a survey using questionnaires as a research tool. Total sample involved 327 high school teachers in Pekanbaru. The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings indicated the suitability of in-service training is a medium-low with a mean size of its SP = 3.00 and it was 0.54, while from the aspects of teacher performance in the low average level of mean = 3.00 and it was 0.68. T-test analysis of inference based on gender showed significant differences in aspects of in-service training and teacher performance based on work experience. This study shows LADAP for teachers in high school, Pekanbaru is still low. Thus, an approach or program need to be done by the Ministry of Education to diversify and improve the in-service training program to increase the performance of teachers and to become as a catalyst for teachers’ profesional development in Indonesia.

Keywords


Suitability of training, training content, performance, profesionalism of teachers

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