Indonesian Student Graduation Policy: A Social Justice Policy Recommendation for Students Based on Public and Stakeholder Perceptions (76468)

Session Information: Education & Contemporary Development Issues
Session Chair: Ronald Miller

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 10:05
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture issued a policy in the form of Circular Letter Number 14 of 2023 concerning Graduation Activities in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education Units. This policy is a response from the Ministry of Education to the issue of injustice for underprivileged students. However, the policy has drawn pros and cons from the community because there are ambiguous, indecisive and unspecific wording. As a result, there are still loopholes for schools to be able to carry out graduation activities even though they are not required. This is an important concern considering that the implementation of graduation in Indonesia often involves considerable costs. As a result, the issue of injustice arises for students who do not have sufficient financial capacity, and does not answer the current problems that need to be studied comprehensively. This study aims to look at the perceptions of various actors, including education policy observers, child development and education psychologists, 20 general public, 350 twitter netizens, and 20 parents of students. This research uses qualitative methods through observation, literature studies, and FGDs. Then the interviews were conducted through two stages, semi-structured interviews and continued with in-depth interviews. The results of this study gave birth to two policy recommendations. The first, graduation remains with the support of a cross-subsidy program. The second, graduation is replaced with a debriefing program and motivation for students to continue their further education.

Marzuki Marzuki, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Indri Islamiati, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Marzuki is a Master of Public Administration student at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. Marzuki is involved in several researches as a research assistant to professors.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00