09 Mar

Some decades ago Ki Hajar Dewantara with his statement: “Education in Indonesia must be founded based on what people needs”. At that time, it could be “an oasis in a dessert” when Indonesian had no freedom for having education in a school and when Dutch Government with their colonialism conquered Indonesia. We all know that education at that time were just for rich people, everyone who was from poor family might not have education in a public school, especially for women, they were only allowed for having study until second level, and they had to be at home after finishing their study. That reality grew along with the Indonesian mindset: Feudalism for many years until Ki Hajar Dewantara and others Indonesian pioneer came and made some revolutionary mindset.

If we talk about the Indonesian education history and its development records, before we declared The National Independence, we may think that Indonesian Education were raped by the Dutch Government system. We had no opportunities for having school, and illiteration were very common. This statement could be true.

But nowadays, illiteration is still common. Although, we have been already independent. Education is for only rich people. This is a new reality that have grown along with the people mindset over education itself. All people know that education is very important. Without education, it’s impossible for a nation to survive. But the opportunity for having education is still difficult for some people today. In fact, there are so many children out of school. Some children have to have a job outside their home because of limited economical level.

We know that children age or youth is for studying. They need to learn everything they haven’t known. They have a right for that. But today there are still some people illiterate.

This fact may be contradictive, in other side children from rich people have chances for studying in an expensive school. They spend a lot of money to pay their school fee. They get expensive facilities to be smart. They have to spend Rp. 800.000 per month or may be more just for having a good education easily, but for other people they have to owe around Rp. 10.000 – Rp. 20.000 in order to be still at school.

So, what is the difference between the Indonesian before and after Independence Day? Isn’t that similar to our condition before, when we were conquered by The Dutch Government System. Until appears a statement among our people:

Education is a process, in order to be success there are three main important aspects of Education:

  1. The Students: willingness for learning (of course must be backed up by their parents)
  2. Educational Institution, such as the tutor or teacher, facilities, and also appropriate curriculum. the last and the most important one;
  3. Money, to fulfill all of two aspects before.

Based on the statement above, Is there an appropriate education qualities in our country? How can we be smart if we don’t study.

Perhaps the Javanese statement: “Jer Basuki Mawa Bea” is true. It means that everything we need, included education needs money. It can be concluded that if we want to be smart we have to have a lot of money.

Finally, I think there is no differences between the old feudalism and nowadays. We can call it as “New Education Feudalism”. We are raped by our own nation. Everyone are trying to get advantages for himself. A question appears in my mind: “When will this condition be over?”


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  1. taufiqurrohman non-reg smstr 2

    April 7, 2011 at 15:41

    Name : Taufiqurrohman
    Class : Non-Reg semester 2
    Lecture : Writing
    A. Text of The Passage:
    An Exciting Trip
    I have just received a letter from my brother Tim. He is in Australia. He has been there for six months. Tim is an engineer. He is working in a big firm and he has already visited a great number of different places in Australia. He has just bought an Australian car and has gone to Alice Springs, a small town in the centre of Australia. He will soon visit Darwin. From there, he will fly to Perth. My brother has never been abroad before, so he is finding this trip very exciting.
    B. Identifying the passage.
    a. Topic Sentence : An exciting Trip.
    b. Mass 1 : I have just received a letter from my brother,tim.
    >Miss 1.1 : He is in Australia
    >Miss 1.2 : He has been there for six months.
    c. Mass 2 : Tim is an engineer
    >Miss 2.1 : He is working for a big firm,
    >Miss 2.2 : He has already visited a great number of different places in Australia.
    d. Mass 3 : He has just bought an Australian car.
    >Miss 3.1 : He has just gone to Alice Spring.
    >Miss 3.2 : A Small town in the centre of Australia.
    e. Mass 4 ; He will soon visit Darwin.
    >Miss 4.1 :From there, he will fly to Perth.
    f. Conclusion(Top Tree) :My brother has never been abroad before,
    so he is finding this trip very exciting.

  2. mila kholifah

    April 7, 2011 at 09:14

    Nama : Mila Kholifah
    Kelas : Ekstensi / Semester 2
    NMP : 2101001320356

    Much research has been done into learning style. Many educators believe that understanding learning styles can greatly improve what goes on in classroom or training session. Individuals who are aware of their own learning styles can better focus their learning. Professors and trainers who understand different learning styles are better able to design instruction so as to reach all their students or trainers.
    Learning styles have been described in different ways. People may be described as auditory learners. Who learn best by listening, visual learners, who learn best by seeing, or kinesthetic learners, visual learners who learn best by doing. Another system sees some people as active learners who process new information by doing something with it or using it in some way. Other learners are seen as reflective preferring to process new information by thinking about it rather than by using it. Similarly, learner might be described as either sequential or global. Sequential learners see new information in logically connected steps, whereas global learners understand things better by looking at the whole picture rather than focusing on the parts.
    Understanding learning styles can improve study skills. Sequential learners for example, can make a habit of outlining new information. Auditory learners can form study groups so that they can talk with others about the topic they are learning. Reflective learning can find ways to reflect on what they have learned, by asking themselves questions about the material, for example, or by writing summaries.
    Professors and trainers who understand the different types of learning styles can take into account when designing their courses. By incorporating a variety of types of activities into their teaching, professors and trainers have a better chance of reaching all their students and improving the learning experience for everyone.

    Topic / Main Idea : Understanding learningstyles can
    improve learningand training.

    Paragraf 1
    Mass 1 : Improve classrooms and training sessions.
    Miss 1. 1 : Individuls can study better.
    Miss 1. 2 : Professors and trainers can instruct better.
    Paragraf 2
    Mass 2 : Defferent way to describe learning styles.
    Miss 2. 1 : Auditory, visual, kinerthetic.
    Miss 2. 2 : Doing, reflecting.
    Miss 2. 3 : Sequential, global.
    Paragraf 3
    Mass 3 : Improve study skills
    Miss 3. 1 : Sequentisl meke outlines.
    Miss 3. 2 : Auditory talk in study groups.
    Miss 3. 3 : Reflective Quentions, summaries.
    Profesor and trainers who understand the different types of learning styles can take them into account when designing their courses.

    The tree diagram for reading


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