Title of Book/Report

Empowering Higher Education in Indonesia


School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

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Bandung, Indonesia


Pustaka Jaya

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Empowering Higher Education in Indonesia is a convincing observation of the current condition of Indonesian higher education from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Professor A. Chaedar Alwasilah and Northern Michigan University Professor Judith Puncochar, respected education experts. They share their insights and assessment of strengths and limitations of Indonesian higher education today. Their thoughtful examination of “teaching for learning” applies to institutions and instructors of higher education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and high schools.

The book offers a solid framework for creating a highly educated Indonesian citizenry with the honed skills of learning, thinking, and doing for a rapidly evolving Indonesian economy and maturing democracy. Professor Alwasilah and Professor Puncochar discuss the many things that Indonesian education does right and they make an urgent call for action on what needs to improve.

Empowering Higher Education in Indonesia is a must-read for anyone concerned with the future of Indonesia and the critical role education has in the preferred lives of Indonesian citizens. Government officials, rectors, professors, lecturers, academic counselors, and high school teachers will value the book’s many insights and practical tips to advance institutional and personal efforts toward achieving excellence in Indonesian education.

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