Higher education in Indonesia: Contemporary challenges in governance, access, and quality

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2016-02
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Logli, Chiara
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Palgrave Macmillan
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This chapter presents the development of Indonesian higher education since its origins to current challenges in the fields of governance, autonomy, access, equity, quality, and internationalization. Indonesia has a massive and diversified tertiary education, including experiments in community colleges and online programs. The higher educational system remains mainly centralized, with the exception of some reforms towards financial autonomy. Insufficient public funding hinders the capacity to provide adequate teaching, research, and facilities among other aspects. The consequential rise in student fees contributes to an overrepresentation of students from Java, urban centers, and higher social classes.
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Indonesia, Education, Higher, Equity, Autonomy, internationalization, quality
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Logli, C. (In press). “Higher Education in Indonesia: Contemporary Challenges in Governance, Access, and Quality.” In D. Neubauer, J. Hawkins, M. Lee, & C. Collins (Eds.), Handbook of Asian Higher Education. New York City, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
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