Teachers’ Autonomy – The Missing Link in the Teacher Education and Professional Development in Indonesia
- 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.92How to use a DOI?
- teacher autonomy, teacher motivation, teacher intention, teacher professional development
Despite many teacher professional development (PD) programs conducted by the government, teachers in Indonesia have long been critised for being low quality and under performance. Questions, therefore, arise regarding the effectiveness of PD programs designed and implemented by the government. In addition, due to the large number of teachers in Indonesia, ineffective teacher PDs are a waste of time, money, and energy. Using the framework of the Self-determination theory of motivation (Deci, 1972; Deci, Eghari, Patrick, & Leone, 1994; Deci & Ryan, 2008), and the theory of planned behaviour principle (Ajzen, 1985, 1991), this study aims at investigating factors causing the ineffective PD programs and offering alternative solutions to the problems. Data about teacher motivation and their intention regarding the PD programs were collected from 210 school English teachers in Yogyakarta Special Region using the Teacher Motivation for a PD Program Scale (TMPDS) and Intention to Implement a PD Scale (IIMPDS). Structural equation modeling (SEM) using AMOS is used to analyse the data. Findings suggest that although teacher motivation is high, teachers are lack of autonomy, particularly when implementing the results of the PD. Findings imply that it is necessary to find alternative professional development design that can boost teacher motivation
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TY - CONF AU - Basikin PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Teachers’ Autonomy – The Missing Link in the Teacher Education and Professional Development in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 575 EP - 580 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.92 DO - 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.92 ID - 2019/08 ER -