The Policy of Local Government to Implement Peace Education at Secondary School Post Armed Conflict in Aceh Indonesia

Zainal, Suadi and Yunus, Saifuddin and Jalil, Fadli and Khairi, Aizat (2021) The Policy of Local Government to Implement Peace Education at Secondary School Post Armed Conflict in Aceh Indonesia. Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 12 (2). pp. 377-409. ISSN 1309 -9108

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This study aims to describe the policies adopted by the Aceh government in implementing peace education in the secondary schools. It used the qualitative descriptive method with a case study design, whereby 17 participants consists of officials of education bureau and teachers of civic and religious education were involved in the study. The data was collected by in-depth interview and documentary study. The data was analyzed using Creswell’s spiral data analysis. The study found that, firstly, the Aceh government focused more on implementing Islamic-based education in accordance with the national standards, and had not considered the normative and sociological chances to make a policy that regulated the implemention of peace education in the schools. Secondly, the Aceh peace agreement used the concept of human rights in regulating the education in Aceh, and therefore, the Law on Governing Aceh did explicitly regulate Aceh educational reform for peacebuilding. This had resulted in unanimous understanding and implementation of peace education at the secondary schools. Thus, there is a need for educational system reform in respect to peace-related education curriculum in the region. Finally, this study suggested for future research that focused on the regional government’s authority in reforming and restructuring regional educational system that incorporated peace education as long-term peacebuilding vis-à-vis the central government.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HP Peace and Conflict Resolution
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences > Department of Sociology
Depositing User: Dr. Suadi Zainal
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 01:56
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 01:56

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