Indonesian Student Graduation Policy: An Analysis of Public and Stakeholder Perceptions as a Social Justice Policies Recommendation for Student

Abstract

The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture issued a policy in the form of Circular Letter Number 14 of 2023 concerning Graduation Activities in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education Units. This policy is a response from the Ministry of Education to the issue of injustice for underprivileged students. However, the policy has drawn pros and cons from the community because there are ambiguous, indecisive and unspecific wording. As a result, there are still loopholes for schools to be able to carry out graduation activities even though they are not required. This is an important concern considering that the implementation of graduation in Indonesia often involves considerable costs. As a result, the issue of injustice arises for students who do not have sufficient financial capacity, and does not answer the current problems that need to be studied comprehensively. This study aims to look at the perceptions of various actors, including education policy observers, child development and education psychologists, 20 general public, 350 twitter netizens, and 20 parents of students. This research uses qualitative methods through literature studies, interview and open ended survey. The results of this study gave birth to two policy recommendations. The first, graduation still exists with the support of a cross-subsidy program. The second, graduation was changed to a program of provision and motivation for students to continue their further education.



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Marzuki, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Indri Islamiati, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Ratminto , Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

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Conference: ACEID2024
Stream: Educational policy

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To cite this article:
Marzuki ., Islamiati I., & R. (2024) Indonesian Student Graduation Policy: An Analysis of Public and Stakeholder Perceptions as a Social Justice Policies Recommendation for Student ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2024 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.19
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.19


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