A New Trend Among International Standard School In Indonesia
JAKARTA, Oct. 29 -- “KAMI POETRA DAN POETRI INDONESIA MENGJOENJOENG BAHASA PERSATOEAN, BAHASA INDONESIA,” read aloud by the youth who were present at the Kongres Sumpah Pemuda II, 84 years ago. These serve as the oath of allegiance to Indonesia. Commitments that must be adhered to throughout the nation.
Now take a look at schools for millennium youngsters. There was an upright, bearing International Standard School Stubs (Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf International/RSBI). Some are public schools but Lingua Franca biting the introduction there. Foreign language be starting to shift the position of "Mother".
RSBI board with being in front of the school yard and the size that sometimes seem excessive. Initially, as the identity of their accomplishments. National quality improvement that had become international. What's so international? The people or the learning system? If both are to be answered, yes, mistakes has been cultivated misnomer since they consider the school internationalized, rather than quality improvement aligned with international standards. Instead it's become a business commodity boards withdrawal of the learners. Into goods that have a high selling value.
Now it's not just foreign and private schools that use English even public school. But an indication of spurious errors rooted in the system studied at several schools. There is the school considers that International standards also means that language, at least in English. The use of a foreign language is considered privileged, ignoring the Indonesian language, Bahasa Indonesia.
Though it was clear that conflict with Law 24 of 2009, concerning the flag, language, coat of arms, and anthem, "that flag, language, and the coat of arms, and anthem Indonesia is a means of unifying, identity, and the existence of the nation form the symbol of sovereignty and honor of the country as mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia Year 1945 ". What causes a violation of this constitution?
Capping RSBI standard capacity learners one of them, 60% use English in teaching maths and science. Some have felt that these demands must be achieved not see the process and its impact, in this case teachers. Native speakers were brought in to meet that gratuities. There are "too far" exceed the assigned number. Sometimes the withdrawal of foreign labor is not seen his/her educational background as a teacher. So that the material is often not achieved optimally primarily based on the lessons of the natural sciences.
Actually, based on the theory of the use of foreign languages, learning the mother tongue should be used, especially in the category of basic education. Foreign language is used only as an introduction, in just learning to vocabulary knowledge.
In practice occurs exclusivity for RSBI classroom curriculum. The application program is not held by the class as a whole. Independent examination must be passed with an average that is different from the regular national test scores, resulting in exclusivity. In fact, the original purpose of an international standard is not facility, because all children have equal opportunities. All servicing, language, and equal opportunities. But of course children with problems must be addressed so as to pursue achievement of his friends and graduate with a good value.
"RSBI intention was good, at least in one district there are schools that have international facilities," said Dra. Ulya Latifah, MM, principals who had to take care of one of the first generation of RSBI high school. But the risky journey diverted funds for the facility instead of learning principles, such as the calling of foreign teachers.
Implementation of the program receive a wrong definition. This is not about foreign policy, but the planting of local cultural values to enter the global world and internationally useful habituation. Actually no urgent need for foreign teachers, local teachers have been adequately supported by the cooperation between educational institutions.
Preparation of young international community, starting with the studentdscharacter values cultivation . Then, create a national achievement targets. International curriculum is not up for adoption but a reflection of the national standard. Not a necessity to use English in learning overall. References for study guides can still use the local book.
"Correction on this matter in terms of rigid RSBI Directorate", said Yulinda Asnita, former executive coordinator at the RSBI school in New Kebayoran area. The curriculum should be adapted to the national standard, because if not, it can cause confusion in the learning process. It should use the mother tongue, Bahasa Indonesia. The need for revamping the standard or limit, to avoid dualism education system.