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Struggling to improve: a case study of the Indonesia’s international standard school in improving its capacity building

Sumintono, Bambang and Mislan, Nora (2011) Struggling to improve: a case study of the Indonesia’s international standard school in improving its capacity building. In: Conference on Policy Research on Child Education in Indonesia, 17 Nov, 2011, Hotel Arya Duta, Karawaci, Tangerang, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Improving school capacity building becomes one of the major themes in the educational effectiveness research. This paper investigates implementation of the International Standard School (SBI) policy in Indonesia which as an effort of school capacity building improvement in the country. Using framework that is developed by King and Newman (2001), several dimensions of capacity building in a secondary school that is located in a small city in West Java involved in the program is analysed. It is found that policy structure of Indonesia’s SBI has not been adequately designed and developed to gear the school towards significant direction in terms of improving its capacity building. Teachers have difficulties to reach ‘international requirements’ such as communicating in English in teaching, program to improve the language fluency also not worked properly. School was not utilizing capacity to increase professional learning community between teachers, but rely on usual program managed by district education office. It is discovered that implementation at school level of SBI’s program is emphasized in physical infrastructure which is highly supported by parents. SBI can be characterised as to group students based on their abilities and indicator of student achievement are success on national examination and acceptance in public universities. It is recommended that the SBI policy need reconstruction based on relevant research in unit cost and school actual capacity, this will make it fit with Indonesia’s school context.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Educational policy, Indonesian education development, international standard school, school capacity building
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
ID Code:18627
Deposited By: Dr Bambang Sumintono
Deposited On:25 Nov 2011 08:38
Last Modified:17 Jul 2017 08:42

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