Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Abstract

A school is an institution in which student subjectivity is constituted and reinscribed through various 'disciplinary technologies'. The interplay between discipline and discipleship in the practice of Christian education is mutually constitutive. Through the study of a Protestant Christian school in Jakarta, this article explains the disciplinary technologies deployed by the school in its inculcation of discipline and character building. By examining the school's religious education practices the study provides insight into the perceptions of the school management, teachers and students with regard to various ethical, moral and religious issues. The author considers how Christian schools can develop critical reflective skills and respect for differences, and so can contribute to a tolerant, peaceful and multicultural Indonesia.

Keywords

Chinese Indonesians, Christian education, Indonesia, multiculturalism, religious education

Discipline

Asian Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Religion

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

South East Asia Research

Volume

22

Issue

4

First Page

505

Last Page

524

ISSN

0967-828X

Identifier

10.5367/sear.2014.0232

Publisher

IP Publishing

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.5367/sear.2014.0232

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