Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Market Characteristics of Indonesia

Market characteristics by British Council
The Indonesian education system recognizes two different paths of education: school education and non-formal education. Non-formal education is aimed at developing learners’ potentials with emphasis on the acquisition of knowledge and functional skills and developing personality and professional attitudes.
Nowadays, Indonesia school education adopts a six-three-three-four school education system, which consists of six years of primary, three years of junior secondary, three years of higher secondary, and four years of higher education.
• Primary school: has a duration of six years of education, and receives new pupils regardless of having graduated from Kindergarten or not. Based on the effective legislation, primary school was basic education that continued after the entire education of Kindergarten. This consists of a general education program.
• Junior & Senior Secondary School: with a total six years of study (three years at Junior level and three years at Senior level) after Primary School. There has been a rapid growth in the range of types of vocational senior secondary schools such as — Higher Secondary School-Economics, Higher Secondary School-Family Welfare, and Secondary Technical School — the other types of schools developed were: Teacher Education School, Higher Secondary Sports School, Household Technology Secondary School, Secondary School on Social Education, Secondary School on Industrial Handicraft, Secondary School on Indonesian Arts, Secondary School of Art, Secondary School of Music, and Secondary School on Agricultural Technology.
• Higher Education University; with three to four years for bachelor level and five to seven years for graduate level taken up through university, institute, academy, or other higher education institutions