ERIC Number: ED357430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Status of Curriculum Reform and Textbook Production in Indonesia.
Theisen, Gary; And Others
Curriculum reform in Indonesia during the past 2 decades has been marked by several themes. These themes include an increased emphasis on educational outcomes, greater standardization in instructional practices, improved teacher quality, and increased locally relevant curricula. Some problems recognized include an overloading of instructional time and a widening gap between demand for instructional materials and available supplies. The Scope of Work for the team responsible for this report included the following tasks: document the curriculum development and implementation process; assess curriculum in terms of scope, sequence, and complexity; review textbook production and distribution; determine the impact of expanding school from 6 to 9 years on curriculum content and objectives; identify key curriculum problems and formulate possible solutions; and highlight priority actions the Ministry of Education can take to prepare for the sixth 5-year plan. Curriculum used in primary schools has moved toward greater student involvement and a focus on the learning process as well as content. However, the curriculum has not been coordinated across grade levels to ensure it is complementary and does not repeat earlier teachings. Three appendices contain: a list of persons interviewed; a list of 10 references; and the report "Low Cost Learning: Supplement to an Analysis of the Status of Curriculum Reform and Textbook Production in Indonesia." (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau of Science and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.; Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems Consortium.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia