Indonesian Education: Teachers, Schools, and Central Authority, the first published study of life inside Indonesian schools, explores the role that classroom teachers' behavior and locates their actions within the broader cultures of education and government in Indonesia.
Christopher Bjork is an Assistant Professor of Education at Vassar College. His research interest include educational reform in Asia, educational decentralization, and teaching cultures in Indonesia and Japan. He has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Comparative Education Review, Anthropology & education Quarterly, and International Review of Education. He also co-edited (with Thomas Rohlen) an anthology titled Education and Training in Japan.
"The book is succinct and well written….This book will be of value to students of Indonesian education and comparativists interested in the process of educational change and specifically in educational decentralization." – COMPARE, Vol. 36, No. 4, December 2006