Learning Profile

Forum of Development Studies Roadshow 2020: Education

Daniel Suryadarma, Deputy Team Leader of RISE Programme in Indonesia, was invited to speak at Forum Kajian Pembangunan Roadshow 2020, which carried the theme of education. The event was held in three faculties of economics and business in three cities on Kalimantan Island: Lambung Mangkurat University (Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan), Palangka Raya University (Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan), and Mulawarman University (Samarinda, East Kalimantan). Daniel presented the result of RISE's study on Indonesia's learning profile.

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Forum of Development Studies: Assessment of Children's Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Improving the quality of learning requires assessment of learning outcomes. The assessment can be used to measure learning outcomes, evaluate educational policies, and measure the impact of education policies, and compare an education system with other education systems. Assessment of learning outcomes also functions as a measure of student skill and teacher quality. Aside from being carried out in formal institutions, assessments can also be done by the community.
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The Stock of Highly Skilled Individuals in Indonesia

The Indonesia Regional Science Association (IRSA) is an Indonesian academic organization that actively promotes the advancement of research across the country. Daniel Suryadarma, Deputy Team Leader of RISE Programme in Indonesia, participated in this event and presented his findings on the stock of highly skilled individuals in Indonesia and how they can be globally competitive.

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Did We Really Learn Math in School?

The Indonesian learning profile states that Indonesia will be able to reach basic numeracy skill equivalent to OECD member countries in 2065; but only if the improvement rate of those countries and the industry demand rate is equivalent to Indonesia’s improvement rate. This finding is presented during the Declaration of Gernas Tastaka (National Movement to Eliminate Mathematics Illiteracy).

Infographics of the Indonesian learning profile can be accessed here.

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Learning Gaps in Indonesia: Magnitude and Long-Term Trends

Indonesia has been successful in increasing access to schooling. Primary school completion is practically universal, and the gap in grade nine completion rates between children from the poorest 20 percent of households and the richest  20 percent has declined from 50 percentage points to 30 percentage points between 1993 and 2009. The gap in grade 12 completion rates, while still large, has also narrowed.

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