The Perceptions of Primary School Teachers of Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period: A Case Study in Indonesia

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  • Rasmitadila Rasmitadila Universitas Djuanda
  • Rusi Rusmiati Aliyyah Universitas Djuanda
  • Reza Rachmadtullah Universitas PGRI Adibuana Surabaya
  • Achmad Samsudin Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Ernawulan Syaodih Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Muhammad Nurtanto Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
  • Anna Riana Suryanti Tambunan Universitas Negeri Medan



COVID-19, Indonesia, online learning, primary school, school from home.


This study explores the perceptions of primary school teachers of online learning in a program developed in Indonesia called School from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Data were collected through surveys and semi-structured interviews with 67 class teachers in primary schools. Data analysis used thematic analysis of qualitative data. The analysis results found four main themes, namely, instructional strategies, challenges, support, and motivation of teachers. This research contributes to the literature of online collaborative learning between teachers, parents, and schools that impact student success. Broadly, the success of online learning in Indonesia during the COVID-19 Pandemic was determined by the readiness of technology in line with the national humanist curriculum, support and collaboration from all stakeholders, including government, schools, teachers, parents and the community.


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How to Cite

Rasmitadila, R., Aliyyah, R. R., Rachmadtullah, R., Samsudin, A., Syaodih, E., Nurtanto, M., & Tambunan, A. R. S. (2020). The Perceptions of Primary School Teachers of Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period: A Case Study in Indonesia. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 7(2), 90–109.



Original Manuscript
Received 2020-06-17
Accepted 2020-07-02
Published 2020-07-11