Jonthon returns to Indonesia to explore the country’s educational spaces, which are increasingly affected by both foreign entrants and governmental decentralization. His particular focus is on the role education plays in the formation of identity wherein Jonthon will examine how educational experiences lead religious and national identities to emerge, converge and diverge.
Jonthon Coulson I January 23, 2018At one school in central Java, dedicated teachers are at the vanguard of a field largely ignored by the country’s policymakers.
Jonthon Coulson I December 12, 2017Efforts to instill national unity are diminishing regional identities.
Jonthon Coulson I November 5, 2017Solo, Indonesia — How many graduates must be arrested on terrorism charges for the Indonesian government to shut down a school? Whatever tipping point you may have in mind, Ngruki’s alumni list is probably multiples of that number. The school is among the most famous terrorist training sites in Indonesia. Since its founding in 1972, four ...
Jonthon Coulson I October 31, 2017Jakarta university educators must scan their fingerprints on one of 15 machines on campus every morning, afternoon and evening.
Jonthon Coulson I October 20, 2017A Jakarta school enables students to rediscover their faith.