Indonesian school management course has high impact
In an article discussing the extent to which Western governments are investing in the development of Indonesian Education, the Education Guardian of 10th January referred to School Management and Leadership courses for Indonesian Islamic School Headmasters offered by the School of Education.
Two courses, each for approximately 20 Headmasters from pesantren (Islamic Schools) all over Indonesia, were run in November 2004 and December 2005. Three more courses are anticipated in 2006-2008. On their return Headmasters are expected to disseminate lessons learned and skills developed to peers in their own region.
Local media coverage in Indonesia suggests that this dissemination has been successfully achieved. The courses are funded by the FCO as part of the British government’s effort to support moderate Islamic organisations and to assist the development of education in Indonesia more broadly.