ERIC Number: ED356545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Educational Quality of Primary Schools. Educational Policy and Planning Project. A Government of Indonesia-USAID Project.
Improvement of primary school education in Indonesia has been sought since a national standardized curriculum was established in 1976. Curriculum reform centered on requirements for teaching and learning materials, libraries and library books, and other learning equipment. School management and teacher performance have also been emphasized. The need to improve the quality of primary education was reaffirmed in 1986 and is included in the Fifth Five-Year Development Plan. The aim of this study was to produce information and policy recommendations on how to improve primary schools. This study examined communities and schools to estimate primary school attendance, identify factors that influence participation, measure sixth-grade achievement, gauge the progress in different provinces, rank schools by achievement, and identify factors responsible for differential achievement in schools. Four major research questions were posed in this study: (1) What is the quality of Indonesian basic education? (2) What causes educational differences within the country? (3) How is the primary school system responsible for test results? and (4) What factors influence school quality? In addition to an introduction, this study includes chapters on problems and issues in primary education, disparity in academic achievement, school quality and academic achievement, and conclusions and recommendations. An appendix contains a list of variables used in the analysis. (Contains 30 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation
Educational Efficiency Clearinghouse, IEES, Learning Systems Institute, 204 Dodd Hall, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4041.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia).; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.; Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems Consortium.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia