Saturday, January 26, 2013

No International Standard for Public Schools


Public Schools in Indonesia are built, maintained and funded by the government under coordination of the Ministry of Education.

In order to upgrade the quality of those schools, the Ministry of Education has allowed few of those schools to adopt international standard of education. Such schools are named Laboratory Schools.

Later on, some other public schools also adopted the international standard.

On 8 January 2013, the Chief of the Constitutional Court Mahfud MD announced the legal basis for such kind of schools i.e. Article 50  (3) of the National Education Law No. 20/2003.
Mahfud MD was quoted by JNN as saying that the purpose is connection with national character building i.e the use of the word "international" will erode the nation's culture and language. Besides, the existence of such schools will cause discrimination between such schools and ordinary public schools.
However, Mahfud acknowledged the need to learn the English language and the output of such schools are good quality students.

My understanding is that the above decision of the Constitutional Court is valid for the state control and subsidized public schools like the Laboratory Schools, BUT not for international standard Private Schools which never receive any support from the state.

Picture : International Education symbol courtesy of 123RF

8 comments:

Munir said...

I think learning English is good, but also learning your native language is very important.

Wisata Murah said...

Bahaa inggris harus diakui sangat urgent untuk dipelajari dari semua pelajar di Indonesia. Namun yang terjadi adalah masalah pemberian nama mungkin, seperti yang ditakutkan pak mahfud diatas

selain itu ada cerita menarik lainnya, untuk unas kemarin tu yang masuk rangking terbaik ternyata malah dari sekolah yang gedungnya mau roboh dan dari keluarga yang tak punya.

mungkin ini harus dikaji lagi, terutama tentang perekrutan siswa baru kali ya pak

Fauzia Share said...

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sekalian izin Follow ya
Follow back jika berkeknan :)

Harry Nizam said...

@Munir,
I agree 100% with you.

@Wisata Murah,
Benar mas, kualitas anak didik tidak harus ditentukan oleh kondisi fisik sekolahnya.

@Fauzia,
Silakan terima kasih.
Aku sudah kunjung balik dan follow blog anda.

Penyuluh Perikanan said...

selamat siang kawan
postingan yg menarik dan menambah informasi saya
terima kasih sudah berbagi

Harry Nizam said...

@Penyuluh,
Aku senang bahwa anda menyukai tulisanku. Terima kasih.

colson said...

Two minds, one thought (again):).

Harry Nizam said...

@Colson,
It seems to me that our minds are wired, hahahah