Social Justice for Deaf Students in Indonesia: Implementing the Right to Education by Learning Sign Language for All

Abstract

As the government of the Republic of Indonesia initiates a 12-years compulsory study program for all students, both system and study approach are different in each level of education. The higher level of education is, the more specific major the pupils learn in school. Moreover, the education system in Indonesia has a uniformity aiming to reach a good quality standard for the student's future. However, the standard has been designed not for all of the students, but the students with good-hearing. Many cases show that the academic resources for deaf students are less abundant than the students with good-hearing, such as video with no display text or sign language interpreter. The article provides a proposal for all governments worldwide, especially to the government of the Republic of Indonesia, to take the necessary step in recognizing the right to education for deaf students by introducing and asserting sign language into the curriculum study. The aim of bringing this such proposal as a policy is that embodying social justice for everyone without any discrimination. Moreover, it is likely to increase social awareness about the importance of education and remind the society that education can be a powerful weapon to change people's future life once the system of education is designed for all people.



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Rima Yuwana Yustikaningrum, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia

Paper Information
Conference: OCE2020
Stream: Education

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