Multicultural Education: Academic Approach on the ASEAN Economic Community

Dwi Setiyadi


“Education for All” has become the core of public education development, where the education system enables each of citizens of the country to enhance the same right of getting education. In a more homogeneous society, such an education system won’t be difficult to carry out, but in the country, like Indonesia, it needs more thorough consideration and preparation, because the socio-cultural nature of Indonesia is very complex, with more than 300 unique ethnic groups or precisely 1,340 (BPS census, 2010). The current global flow of information and mobility of people, like AEC, on the other end, can become one more problem which makes complexity in many sociocultural aspects of the nation. The educational system proponents should be aware of all phenomena so as to fit them into educational system to prepare the nation’s human resources to stand out in the crowd.

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