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What Is A Quality Education?
Teacher-based education where the welfare and abilities of the teachers are satisfactory, and the schools are in good condition, with a curriculum that meets the needs of the students, and is 'well balanced' (includes many forms of skills training including technology), that is implemented using Active Contextual Learning is the solution for preparing our children for the challenges of the future.
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Our original Pendidikan Network websites were hosted in Pakistan, but in the late 90s we were offered free hosting at seameo.net. However, the closure of this service forced us to create our own hosting service. We subsequently purchased this domain and maintain it because many of our old links are still active in search engines and on websites. Seameo.Net/Pendidikan/, PT, SM, SLTP, etc.
Of course "Indonesia Can!" But when? When will the Ministry of Education begin to overcome the 'culture of corruption', and fokus upon the development and futures of our citizens, instead of allowing opportunities for the ongoing rape of our limited education budget?
"President: Don't Let There Be Any Schools In Poor Codition"
"Corruption occurs at all levels including the Ministry of Education (MoE), Regional Education Offices, and Schools" (ICW) "District Education Offices have become the institutions that are most corrupt, and are the largest source of corrupt individuals compared to other institutions." (ICW: 5 Years Analysis of Eradicating Corruption in Education).
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( President RI, 2008 - Apparently Everybody Forgot Sir! )
JAKARTA--MI: (In Brief) President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asked the MOE and district heads not to allow any school buildings to be in poor condition in context with the new 20 percent APBN 2009 education budget."
You won't need to go very far Mr President.........
70 Percent Of School Buildings in DKI (Jakarta) Are In Bad Repair
To the Govenors, District Heads (Bupati) and Mayors (Walikota) I ask that you no longer have any schools that are in a pitiful state of repair. The president, when opening the Astronomy and Astrophysics Olimpiade at the National Palace, said that he will check the situation in the districts Wednesday (20/8).
JAKARTA--MI: About 70% of Primary and Junior Secondary buildings (SD-SMP) in DKI Jakarta are damaged. In order to repair them, the Provincial Government (Pemprov) DKI must ask for assistance from the central government.
"We Must Improve Teaching & Learning Activities"
If 70% of schools in Jakarta are in poor repair, what is the situation like in the outer districts???
"We believe that improving the quality of Teaching and Learning Activities (TLA) is the most important issue related to achieving quality education in Indonesia. However, before we discuss specific TLA issues we need to discuss some general issues and define some specific issues that determine the quality of education."
"At the Senior High School lever (SMU/A/K) we can still see many learning activities in the schools that are not yet Student Centered. Maybe because there are still many teachers that aren't familiar with the process, or as we sometimes hear, the teachers are still doubtful that they can finish the curriculum on time using PAKEM methodology. However, by utilizing the PAKEM L/T process the students can learn very quickly and enjoy the learning experience while gaining other forms of learning i.e. life skills, self-mangement, independence, research, etc, while they are learning the main or primary topic."
"It's in Higher Education where we can witness teaching and learning practices in most classes that are very passive. The learning process is usually very 'lecturer centered' with the students tending to "sit sweetly", and they are rarely involved actively in the learning process."
Unfortunately "sitting sweetly" is what most of them end up doing for the rest of their lives, "60 Percent of Higher Education Graduates Are Unemployed", moreover we can only guess at how many of the 40% that are employed are in meaningful employment (the vast majority appear to work outside their field).
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Dear Minister of Education, let's work together to address all education issues so that we acheive true quality education in Indonesia for all...
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"Bambang Sudibyo (our previous Minister of Education) added that, with ICT facilities we will be capable of addressing access to quality education, that till now is difficult to access by those in isolated areas." (ANTARA News).
Excuse me Sir, what do you mean by "access to quality education" what quality education, where is it?
Please let us know Sir!
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