This research aimed to investigate the teacher empowerment strategy in Indonesia, which has been conducted by employing a community-based teacher training program.
This study has highlighted several research questions:
What is meant by community-based training program?
Why is the training program needed? Who is the target of the training program?
What model has been used to implement the training?
What are the results of the training that has been executed?
The research data were collected by means of documentation studies and interviews.
The data analysis was carried out quantitatively and qualitatively, where the quantitative analysis was processed based on the document study data, meanwhile the qualitative analysis was performed based on the interview data.
The research results showed that community-based teacher training was transformation of teacher development strategy as a follow-up on teachers’ competency test in Indonesia.
The community-based teacher training succeeded in increasing the professionalism of teachers in Indonesia, particularly in terms of implementing their pedagogical and professional competencies.
The training is also successful in motivating the teachers to engage themselves in continuous learning efforts through building strong teachers’ network and working collaboratively with colleagues.
Quantitatively, training was proven to increase the average of teacher competency by 23.97 (on a scale of 100).