DO THE TEACHERS PRACTICE THEIR SCHOOL OF MASTER TEACHER LEARNING EXPERIENCES IN THEIR REAL TEACHING?
Jayanti1, Mohammad Ali2*
Ms., Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia, email@example.com
Prof. Dr. MA., Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia, firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Master Teacher (SMT) is one of the Teacher Development Programs conducted by Sekolah Guru Indonesia-Dompet Dhuafa, a non-profit organization focused on teacher improvement. The teachers who participated in the program acquired learning experiences on teaching media, classroom display, class rules, authentic assessment, literacy-based learning, rewards and classroom action research. This paper addresses a problem dealing with which extent those who had been participating in the program implement their learning experiences in their real teaching. The sample of this study is eighty-four primary school teachers from six different provinces who completed the SMT program for three months. Data was collected during the year of 2016 using questionnaires in the form of Rating Scale, consisting of five scales, indicating frequencies of practicing their SMT learning experiences, i.e., always; often; sometimes; seldom; and never. The findings showed that the teachers generally implemented the learning materials they learned during the SMT program. 50% of the sample admitted that they always apply clear class rules. More than 50% of them often make complete, detail and systematic lesson plans; create interesting classroom display together with their students; create educative and useful teaching media; use at least two kinds of assessment; apply literacy-based learning; and give creative rewards to their students. However, There were only 4% of them who always conduct classroom action research. The findings imply that in regard to improving their teaching quality the teachers should be encouraged to conduct classroom action research.
Keywords: School of Master Teacher; Primary School Teacher, Professional Development Program.
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