Indonesian Education

Teachers, Schools, and Central Bureaucracy

By Christopher Bjork

© 2005 – Routledge

208 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415648509
pub: 2012-09-10
Hardback: 9780415974448
pub: 2005-06-01

About the Book

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.


"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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / School Plant Management
EDUCATION / Professional Development
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies