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Pilot: Early Grade Numeracy (LP Ma’arif NU)
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In the second half of 2019, Ma’arif will implement an early grade numeracy pilot with 10 partner madrasah in East Java’s Sumenep, Sidoarjo, and Pasuruan districts. Working with students, teachers, principals and school committees, the pilot will seek to improve a range of issues, including how teachers understand numeracy and learning in the early grades, their skills in managing the classroom, and student numeracy learning outcomes.

Pilot: Early Grade Literacy (Muhammadiyah)
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Muhammadiyah is a major Islamic non-governmental organization in Indonesia founded in 1912 by Ahmad Dahlan in the city of Yogyakarta as a reformist socioreligious movement. It supports local culture and promotes religious tolerance in Indonesia, while a few of its higher education institutions are attended mostly by non-Muslims, especially in East Nusa Tenggara and Papua provinces. The group also runs a large chain of charity hospitals and operated 128 universities as of the late 1990s.

At the moment, Muhammadiyah is the second largest Islamic organization in Indonesia with 29 million members. Although Muhammadiyah leaders and members are often actively involved in shaping the politics in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah is not a political party. It has devoted itself to social and educational activities. Muhammadiyah through the INOVASI partnership scheme plans to scale out the INOVASI literacy module using KKG as the platform for training and reflection from mentoring during training sessions. Scale out programs include literacy in Sidoarjo, Ngawi, Jember dan Trenggalek in 14 schools total (eight SD and six MI).  The overall aim is to improve early grade students’ learning outcomes through improved teacher competency in teaching as well as improved support from other school stakeholders and community. The partnership is expected to be an investment for Muhammadiyah to further scale out in schools within Muhammadiyah network.

Program focus: Literacy

Muhamadiyah programmes are aimed to increase learning result in literacy and numeracy of early class in 14 partner school in Sidoarjo, Ngawi, Trenggalek, and Jember districts. Working with students, teachers, principals, school committee, the pilot programs addressed multiple challenges including how teachers understand numeration and learning process in early class, their capacity in class management, and student numeracy learning. The piloting will also aime to strengethen parents and principals support for learning and teaching process.

Location: Sidoarjo, Ngawi, Jember and Trenggalek, East Java

Duration: 22 March 2019 until 30 November  2019

Achievement:

  • Improved teachers’ teaching practices
  • Improved principal support in addressing literacy problems
  • Improved teachers’ understanding of gender and social inclusion issues

Website: muhammadiyah.or.id

Pilot: Early Grade Numeracy 2
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This pilot, commencing in July 2019, builds on the units from the Numeracy 1 short course in the first half of 2019, which focused on foundational numeracy. In this follow on pilot, over a number of months and five units, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of how to apply key numeracy concepts in the classroom, including patterns, number exploration, place value, and addition and subtraction. Participating teachers will be able to gain credits to advance their careers and INOVASI will implement the courses in routine, cluster-based, teachers’ working group meetings, using local facilitators, to ensure the courses are affordable and scalable.

Pilot: Early Grade Literacy (UNESA)
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The Center for Literacy Studies is a research and community service body of UNESA. The vision is to build a quality and productive literacy culture in the community through:

  1. improved access and quality
  2. improved work satisfaction and productivity of literacy services
  3. improved collaboration networks in providing better quality service in literacy activities.

Program focus: Literacy

INOVASI and UNESA program of ‘Literasi Ramah Anak’ or ‘Child Friendly Literacy’ that is aimed at improving teachers’ professional and pedagogic competencies in developing early grade literacy skills in 15 schools. Ultimately, student learning outcomes can improve. The program involves all school and district stakeholders including teachers, librarians, school committees, supervisors and district education staff.  Key activities include:

  1. Training on School Literacy Movement and a Balanced Literacy Framework
  2. Formation of a school literacy team consisting of local facilitators in each school to support the implementation of the proposed program and to develop a child-friendly literacy school
  3. Provision of some reading books that are developmentally appropriate. It is hoped that through formation of reading habit, development and on-going learning, there will be positive change within the school ecosystem and improved children’s learning outcomes.

Location: Sidoarjo, East Java

Duration: 12 September 2018 until 11 September 2019

Achievement:

  • Increased students’ learning outcomes in literacy
  • Improved teachers’ teaching practices
  • Increased the number of reading corners in classroom

Website: unesa.ac.id

Pilot: Early Grade Numeracy
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This pilot works to improve early grade student learning outcomes in numeracy. Pilot activities support teachers to better understand the curriculum and stages of early grades numeracy development. It also helps them explore the use of different teaching tools in the classroom, and ways to motivate students to learn more effectively in this subject area. This pilot finished in July 2019.

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