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The Merits of the Full Day School Idea

Mark Twain once said: “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” J.J. Rousseau put emphasis on education not necessarily being schooling, as well, although he is the one who [...]

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Build Center of Education Partnership

On the far western of Indonesia, there is a zero point on the island of Weh. We often knew Sabang, a city that reflected the aura of the Dutch colonial era. At the eastern end, there is the [...]

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Stingy in Providing Educational Award in Children

Director of Family Education Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemdikbud) Sukiman said this during school stingy in giving awards to children. “During this school stingy in giving awards [...]

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Digital literacy: A growing demand

Information technology has become a necessity in our classrooms. The break-neck speed at which technological innovations are changing business and society puts serious pressure on national [...]

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Ironies of the ICT age

You are what you read. This was true in the past and it is true today. Our students now read shorter passages and refer more to entertainment and to touch-screen keyboards. There is no more [...]

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Overcoming teachers’€™ ‘€˜mission impossible’

Education is the key to personal growth. If you are poor, the only means to climb up the social-status ladder is education. Vertical mobility is made possible by mastering new skills and [...]

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School principals’€™ appointment is a mismatched game

The Indonesian education sector is vast. According to the Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership ( ACDP ) at the Education and Culture Ministry, the education sector comprises 50 million [...]

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Minister shrugs off concerns over falling exam scores

Culture and Education Minister Anies Baswedan has said he is not worried about decreasing average scores in national exams among high school students, two years after the government revoked the [...]

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Teacher certification: Competency detraction?

Totok Amin Soefijanto, Jakarta | Opinion | Sat, March 14 2015, 6:50 AM The condition of teachers is a basic issue of our education problems. Educators, politicians and civil society activists [...]

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How to stop teacher absenteeism

Totok Amin Soefijanto, Jakarta | Opinion | Sat, April 25 2015, 9:58 AM Teaching is no ordinary job. It is considered an honorable profession by many cultures in the world, including Indonesia. [...]

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