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After College, a Final Class for Grads: Job Hunting 101

August 31, 2010

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Jakarta Globe Page A7 The article highlights the fact that holding a university degree does not guarantee a job. The number of university graduates without jobs has been increasing in the past several years, reaching 1.2 million in 2009 from 740,000 in 2007 and 473,000 in 2006, according to a Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data. […]

Hatta Radjasa Tells Universities to Follow in UI Footsteps

August 31, 2010

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Republika Page 19 Chief Economic Minister Hatta Radjasa has called on universities to follow in the footsteps of the University of Indonesia to provide all new students with emotional and spiritual quotient (ESQ) training. Speaking during a visit to the training site yesterday, he said the ESQ method will help students to strengthen their spirituality, […]

Maintain Teaching-Learning Activities

August 31, 2010

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Kompas Page 12 Minister of National Education Mohammad Nuh has asked state elementary school with international classes SDN RSBI Rawamangun 12 in East Jakarta to maintain normal teaching and learning activities despite an ongoing investigation on alleged corruption involving the school’s officials. He was visiting the school, which has been under the spotlight following huge […]

SBI Curriculum, Teaching and Leadership Models

August 30, 2010

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Media Indonesia Page 26 In this opinion article, CIE-Indonesia Belajar initiators Syamsir Alam and Evy I Siregar highlights some room of improvements for state schools with international standard status (SBI) particularly in three areas: curriculum, teaching, and leadership. Syamsir and Evy said SBI schools should offer a holistic teaching-learning process to allow students to progress […]

Character Education Starts in 2014

August 30, 2010

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Media Indonesia Page 20 The Ministry of National Education is aiming to have character education be fully integrated in at least 25% of all school-based curriculums delivered from elementary to higher education levels in 2012, with the rest expected to follow by 2014. This is part of the ministry’s grand design on the nation’s character […]

Steps to Change Teaching Paradigma

August 30, 2010

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Republika Page 8 The article highlights Republika daily’s teacher training program that it has been in collaboration with state telecom firm Telkom running since 2006 as part of their CSR programs. The training program aims at improving Indonesian teachers’ teaching method, allowing them to teach in interactive, innovative and motivating ways. The Ministry of National […]

School Textbooks Procurement No Longer on BOS Fund

August 30, 2010

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Kompas Page 12 The Ministry of National Education’s Director for Secondary School Supervision Didik Suhardi said schools that receive the government’s school operational assistance (BOS) fund should no longer use the fund to buy textbooks, but take a portion of the special allocation budget (DAK) to finance the procurement instead. This is in line with […]