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Being a Teacher in Indonesia

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The Education System of Indonesia

The formal education system in Indonesia is divided into three categories:

Primary education

Secondary education

Higher education

In Indonesia, all citizens are required to complete nine years of education, including six years at elementary school and three years at secondary school.

The country’s education system is a reflection of its diverse cultural and religious heritage. In this respect being a teacher there can be a hugely satisfying and rewarding experience, as the syllabus is extremely diverse.

Becoming a Teacher in Indonesia

In order to become a teacher in Indonesia you will first need to acquire the relevant academic qualifications and training. However the qualifications required vary depending on the position you are applying for and the organization you are applying to. In addition, depending on the school selected, experience may be required (whether paid or unpaid), that demonstrates some exposure to the classroom environment.

Further to the above, in order to teach in an Indonesian public school, knowledge of the Indonesian language is essential. Nevertheless there are a number of English language speaking schools available, in both public and private settings.

As a teacher in Indonesia you will be in a position to benefit from:

  • A generous salary

  • Excellent annual leave opportunities

  • Pension and retirement plan

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