ERIC Number: ED357424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Review of the Primary and Junior Secondary Education Sub-Sectors in East Java. Educational Policy and Planning Project. A Government of Indonesia-USAID Project.
Soebagio, Retno L.; And Others
Indonesian representatives and the Educational Research and Development Center studied East Javanese primary and junior secondary schools to develop a database for future planning and to identify deficiencies, constraints, and areas for fruitful reform. Issues of enrollment, personnel, curriculum, facilities and equipment, cost, and financing were examined. A comprehensive analysis of governmental documents and official interviews confirmed a need to guarantee educational access. Evidence also identified a need to improve teacher training and to make curricula locally relevant. Existing reforms are constrained by limited resources and inconsistencies in educational administration and implementation. The lack of professional preparation is another constraint. East Java is attempting to expand access by building new schools, establishing Islamic schools, and promoting gender and regional equity. Reform depends on rectifying policy fragmentation and inefficiencies in resource use caused by the overlapping powers of ministries. Reforms must also confront issues related to the power of local supervisors, promotion, and the cost effectiveness of educational policies. A set of policy recommendations proposes to: (1) increase educational advancement, access to textbooks and laboratories, and curricular continuity; (2) improve teacher training, placement, and rewards; (3) balance secular and religious instruction; (4) improve school scheduling and security; and (5) conduct additional research. Contains 19 references. (TEJ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; 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