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Educational investment in conflict areas of Indonesia: The case of West Papua Province


Julius Ary Mollet 
Flinders University National Institute of Labour Studies 
moll0036@flinders.edu.au 

 

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Abstract

Education has become a central issue in West Papua. During the Suharto regime, the Indonesian government paid little attention to educational investment in the province which led to poor educational infrastructure and a shortage of teachers. As a result, the quality of human resources in the province is poor. Since 2001, the adoption of the Special Autonomy Law has seen education emerge as a priority program for local government. Improving the quality of human resources to match standards in other provinces has emerged as a new challenge for the province. The article highlights the critical issues relating to the education system, education investment and policy formulation to support the development of West Papua. 

Educational investment, conflict, Indonesia, West Papua, teacher shortage

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Mollet, J.A. (2007) Educational investment in conflict areas of Indonesia: The case of West Papua Province. International Education Journal, 8 (2), 155-166.
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