The Professionalism of Vocational Teachers in Central Java and Yogyakarta
This study aimed (1) to create a measurement instrument of the professionalism of vocational teachers, (2) to determine the level of professionalism of vocational teachers in Central Java and Yogyakarta. The research used descriptive quantitative method. The population is vocational teachers in the Central Java province and Special Region of Yogyakarta. The samples are 341 vocational teachers which come from 10 vocational schools. The data analyzed used descriptive statistic and histogram. This research has succeeded in making instruments to measure the professionalism of vocational teachers. The instrument consists of four aspects, namely pedagogic competence, personal competence, social competence, and professional competence. The instrument refers to Law No. 14 of 2005 concerning the Law of Teachers and Lecturers and the Ministry of Education Regulation No. 16 of 2007. The finding of this research shown that the level of pedagogic competence is good (74.61%), personal competence is veri good (81.77%), social competence is very good (81.55%), and professional competence is good (76.79%). The level of professionalism of vocational teachers in Central Java and Yogyakarta is good (78.68%).
Keywords: teacherâ€™s professionalism; vocational teachers; measurement of professionalism