MAGETAN: MIN Tawanganom Not to be Left Behind
With lots of enthusiasm and commitment, Madrasah Ibtidayah Negeri (MIN) Tawanganom is getting on with improving the quality of education and donít want to be left behind other areas. Having received training in SBM, Community Participation and PAKEM and having made study visits, they went straight into action by meeting with the parents to form parentsí groups.
Above: Parents listen to the explanations from the head of the school committee and the principal about forming of parent groups at MIN Tawanganom, Magetan.
Bpk Nurudin, a Bahasa Indonesia teacher at MIN Tawanganom gave an interesting example of how to brush your teeth correctly. The students were very enthusiastic and enjoyed learning this way. They practised the correct way to brush their teeth.
Below: Bpk Nurudin is enthusiastically teaching using PAKEM by taking the children out of the classroom
Activities Run Smoothly
Right: Magetan facili-tators enjoying a serious discussion about the quality of education in their districts at the Pondok Bambu restau-rant as a follow up to the district facilitator training in Batu.
Right: Bpk Sumarjoko, Sub-Head for Social and Cultural Affairs at Bappeda in Magetan seriously discussing education mapping and planning issues during a meeting on education mapping and planning in January 2006 at the Ki Mageti room in the district office.
SUKOHARJO: Teachers Dare to be Different
The MBE partner primary schools in Sukoharjo and Kartasura sub-districts have established MBE cluster groups. The Sukoharjo cluster was formed on 16 November 2005 and the Kartasura group on 24 December 2005. Each of the clusters has held teachers working group (KKG) meetings. There have been three meeting, two in Sukoharjo and one in Kartasura. During the MBE cluster KKGs, teachers behaved differently from usual in order to further their professional development.
The participated actively and enthusiastically, and they enjoyed the activities. This is something you find only rarely in regular KKG cluster meetings.
Teachers from the MBE primary school cluster in Sukoharjo sub-district involved in a teachers working group activity (KKG) at SDN Sukoharjo 2. Together they are making a Semester Program. This is the new look in the MBE partner schools in Sukoharjo district.
Another interesting result was their commitment to implement PAKEM learning in all the subject areas. To achieve this their priority is to have a lot of discussions and share their thoughts and experiences in order to solve the problems they face in their schools.
SUKOHARJO: Study Visit to Banyumas
From 14-17 November 2005, the teachers, principals, and school committee members of MBE target schools in the phase 3 district of Sukoharjo made a comparative study to Banyumas district which is a phase 2 district of the MBE program.
They were accompanied by primary and secondary and religious school supervisors, the sub-district branch Heads of the Education Office, the Section Heads responsible for Primary, Secondary and Religious Schools and Education Office staff. Their visits were divided into two groups. Group I, Sukoharjo sub-district, made their visit on 14 November 2005 and group II, Kartasura sub-district on 17 November 2005.
Top: Bpk Wagimin, From SDN Jetis 1 Sukoharjo talking with grade 1 students of SDN Ajibarang Wetan, Banyumas.
Above: School Principal of SMPN 2 and 3 Kartasura Bpk Sutanto.Widayat (fourth from right) is talking with the Principal and School Committee members of SMPN 3 Ajibarang.
Through this comparative study Suko-harjo district hoped it could learn a lot from other districts that started the MBE program earlier and were more advanced and have been able to manage their schools using the princIples of autonomy, transparency, accountability, and participation, and that have been effective in implementing PAKEM and improving student achievement.