Barriers and Challenges of Distance Education in the Reform Period: Overview of Political Perspective

Istianda, Meita (2016) Barriers and Challenges of Distance Education in the Reform Period: Overview of Political Perspective. In: The Educational Technology World Conference (ETWC) 2016, July 31st-August 3rd 2016, The Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.

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Abstract

One way to achieve the public welfare is through education. Therefore, the Indonesian government has made a breakthrough of political policy namely in the form of the implementation of distance education system to address the gaps of the higher education in Indonesia. This political policies started since the Suharto government era. After 30 years the policy is implemented, the results showed an increase in quantity of students in higher education, for example in 2010, the gross enrollment rate of higher education in Indonesia reached 21.6%. However, the increase in quantity does not coincide with an increase in quality. This paper aims to identify the obstacles and challenges facing distance education from a political perspective. Is the the education politic policy in the reform era, able to respond to the challenges in improving the quality of education in Indonesia? The analysis showed that the obstacles and challenges facing distance education, constrained by the aim of learners who get an education is more oriented to power and resources, rather than to understand t he knowledge. It required political policies that can move all elements of society to be aware of the importance of a learning culture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): meita-10a.pdf, meita-10b.pdf, meita-10c.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: education policy , the quality of education
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 374.4 Distance Education (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel
Depositing User: rudi sd
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 10:36
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 10:36
URI: http://repository.ut.ac.id/id/eprint/7677

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