Education to promote Indonesia

WHEN this article was written, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) are in London, UK. He just holds bilateral meeting with British PM, Gordon Brown. President SBY is in the UK to attend the G-20 meeting on 1-2 April.


G-20 meeting that has 20 countries of the world leaders are important and strategic complexity to solve the world economy, especially in the midst of the economic crisis experienced by many countries as at present. So important and strategic meeting, only if reasonable and many leaders of countries, including Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and President of the United States (U.S.), Barack Obama, scheduled menghadirinya.

As a note, members of the group G-20 or The Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in each of South Africa, Argentina, USA, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Mexico, France, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Eopa Union. Goal G-20 formation is the complexity of the world economy and the economic gap between developed countries with developing countries and countries behind.

Education gap

If we read the history, economic development groups formed G-20 is happening in the economic gap between many countries in the world. Group of developed countries like U.S. and Japan generally have a strong economic performance and result in the welfare of his people, while economic performance in developing countries such as Indonesia and India is still "flat flowers" erratic, especially in countries such as Myanmar and left behind ethiopia. Welfare of developing countries and the people left behind are still generally "flat flowers" too.

Gaps also occurred in the education world. With the support of information technology (information technology) that serbacanggih, the development of education in developed countries melesat rapid vessel separated from the shaft busurnya. Conversely, without support of adequate information technology, the development of education in developing countries and countries behind tertatih-bak tatih pickaback stiff objections of the burden.

Illustration konkretnya let's see CYNDOC current edition of publication 27 January 2009. In this publication the ten universities that most good (the best ten) all in the U.S., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (to-1), Stanford University (to-2), Harvard University (to-3), University of California Berkeley (4th), Cornell University (to-5), University of Michigan (to-6), California Institute of Tecnology (to-7), University of Minnesota (to 8), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (to - 9), and University of Texas Austin (to 10).

Now we see the latest publications Times. In the October 27 edition of the publication in 2008 defined the ten best universities as follows: Harvard University, USA (to-1), Yale University, USA (to-2), University of Cambridge, UK (3rd), University of Oxford, UK ( to-4), California Institute of Technology, USA (to-5), Imperial College London, UK (to-6), Uni-versity College London, UK (to-7), University of Chicago, USA (to-8 ), MIT, USA (9th), and Columbia University, USA (to 10).

If we see other versions of publications such as ARWU, SJTU, etc., will produce the same conclusions; the best universities are always filled by developed countries. For middle-level education and primary education is the same result.

Why does it happen? Because education in the developed countries are supported with information technology facilities are adequate, a more professional human resources, funds more loose, and everything is more adequate than the developing countries and backward. With such criteria, in half a century to come is almost impossible universities and schools in developing countries can be at the top of the stairs, especially in backward countries.

That fact is all have concrete evidence of a gap in the education world. Ironically, the longer the gap is even more severe.

Form a Group

If the economy to solve the complex economic groups have the G-20, to solve the complexity of education groups can be formed G-20 education as well.

With education groups, each member can make a productive sharing. Developed countries like the U.S. can transmit control information technology to developing countries and backward; the developing countries such as Indonesia can juangnya to transmit the spirit of forward and backward country. On the other hand countries such as Ethiopia aftermost can transmit to the philosophy of education developed and developing countries.

In circumstances such as now, may be very difficult to find countries that would form the initiative group for education. Developed countries may feel the education is not a priority because they have been able to run their own education without the assistance of others; the country also are reluctant to do behind the initiative want to even if not necessarily able to follow up the interesting and developed countries.

In circumstances like this it has very big opportunity for berinisiasi. What is the word people, Indonesia is now senyatanya respected and considered starting role by developed countries, and on the other hand on the side of the dimesrai by developing countries, is also respected by the state and diunggulkan behind.

If India want to declare a formal initiative to form a group of education such as the G-20, and supported by other countries after a productive, educational Indonesia akan considered by the people of the world

*. Prof. Dr. Ki Supriyoko, tutor Tamansiswa, Vice President of the Pan-Pacific Association of Private Education (Pape) in Japan, and former Secretary of the National Commission (Komnas) Indonesia Education

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