Training of Phase 3 District Facilitators
Selection and Duties of the Facilitators
Facilitators for the 11 phase 3 districts have been selected. Each team consists of 12 persons, and in general they were chosen from supervisors, principals and teachers.
The team was chosen from the participants in the SBM, Community Participation, and PAKEM training in August and September 2005. Candidates were selected from participants that performed well during the training.
They were observed and then interviewed at their schools by the local government staff (mainly from the Education Office) and also by MBE trainers and consultants. Finally selection of the team was agreed between local government and MBE.
The task of the team of facilitators is to assist teachers, principals and school committees in implementing SBM, Community Participation and PAKEM programs. Activities that they will organize include study visits to other schools, training, teacher exchanges, mentoring for teachers and support for teachers’ working groups.
Facilitator training was held from 6 - 9 December in Purwokerto, Banyumas district for five districts from Central Java, and from 13 - 16 December in Batu for six districts in East Java. The photos on the left show the participants in the Central Java training. The East Java participants are shown on the next page.
Training activities included:
Listening to the stories from successful practitioners in target schools and local governments about SBM, Community Participation, and PAKEM.
Visiting MBE target schools in Banyumas, Kebumen, Batu and Blitar.
Modeling and simulating PAKEM lessons and doing teaching practice in schools.
Planning a program of follow-up activities to be conducted by the facilitators in their own districts to develop SBM, Community Participation and PAKEM.
Local Government's Role
During the training the facilitators were accompanied by four staff from local government, including representatives from the district and target sub-district education offices. Local government has an essential role in increasing the quality of education.
Our experience in districts that been have implementing the MBE program for some time has shown that the enthusiasm of local government officials in supporting SBM, Community Participation, and PAKEM activities has a strong influence on the outcomes in schools, and also on dissemination of the program.
Top Right: Ibu Sis Ruwiyanti from Purbalingga helping Rahmawati a grade 6 student at SD Bentul, Kebasen, Banyumas during teaching practice.
Above: Ibu Hasari an English teacher from Magelang during teaching practice at MTs Maarif NU Kebasen.