Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Abstract

Schools are not ‘‘innocent’’ sites of cultural transmission. They play an active and significant role in transmitting values and inculcating culture. Schools also serve as a site for the maintenance of boundaries and for the construction of identities. Previous studies have recognized the relationship between education and identity. Building on existing literature, this study examines the ways in which Christian schools can be a site for the construction and maintenance of religious, ethnic and class identities of the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. The study surveys four prestigious ‘‘Chinese’’ Christian schools in Jakarta. Through a brief but thorough profiling of the schools, the study explores the complexity of and identifies issues associated to religion, ethnicity and class, in relations to Chinese-Indonesians and the Indonesian society at large.

Keywords

Chinese-Indonesians, Christian education, Religious education, Faith schools, Ethnicity

Discipline

Asian Studies | Education | Political Science

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Asia Pacific Education Review

Volume

12

Issue

3

First Page

403

Last Page

411

ISSN

1598-1037

Identifier

10.1007/s12564-010-9144-7

Publisher

Springer Verlag

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://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12564-010-9144-7

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