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BRIN and the bureaucratisation of knowledge in Indonesia

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The co-opting of knowledge production by the state has a long history in Indonesia. The establishment of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is just the latest example.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and children and vulnerable populations

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected children and vulnerable populations in Indonesia? What can be done about the issues children and vulnerable individuals face? Dr Annisa Beta chats to Dr Santi Kusumaningrum in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

A personal religious choice: regions banned from forcing students to wear headscarves

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A new joint ministerial decision banning forced religious clothing in schools has been welcomed by activists. But in an increasingly conservative society, will headscarves continue to be viewed as compulsory?

Parenting in a pandemic: will Covid-19 boost equality in parenting?

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Early research shows how the pandemic highlights inequalities at home but also creates opportunities for positive change, writes SurveyMETER’s Dani Alfah.

Home schooling exacerbates inequalities. More options are needed for reopening schools

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More options are needed to safely open schools and address students’ diverse needs, write Arjuni Rahmi Barasa and Shintia Revina.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and early childhood education

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How have schools, children and parents responded to the challenges of Covid-19? What are the likely implications of prolonged home schooling for Indonesian children? Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Dr Vina Adriany in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Hard times for pesantren facing Covid-19

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Islamic boarding schools are among the worst affected by the pandemic, writes Professor Jamhari Makruf.

Can the Covid-19 pandemic boost inclusive education?

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Dr Dina Afrianty, Slamet Thohari, Tommy Firmanda and Mahalli write that the Covid-19 pandemic may force teachers to get up to speed with technology that can improve access to education for students with disabilities.

Arief Budiman, activist, public intellectual and scholar (1941-2020)

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Prominent public intellectual and leading critic of the Soeharto regime Arief Budiman died on 23 April. Professor Vedi Hadiz reflects on the life of the dissident academic and Foundation Professor of Indonesian Studies at the University of Melbourne.

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