Literacy policy in southeast Asia: a comparative Study between Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia

Rusydiyah, Evi Fatimatur and Tamin AR, Zaini and Rahman, Moh. Rifqi (2022) Literacy policy in southeast Asia: a comparative Study between Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal. pp. 1-18. ISSN 2232-2647

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This study starts with two questions: why is the literacy of 15-year-old Indonesian students low, and how does this compare with other countries? This study aimed to examine the literacy policies in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia and discuss the strategic policies to improve literacy in each country. The qualitative comparative research method was employed to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the literacy policies in these three countries. According to the findings, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia each have distinct literacy policy trends. The context of each country’s education system and language affects the government’s literacy policies: Singapore emphasises industrialisation; Malaysia refers to its multi-ethnic life; Indonesia reflects the 2013 curriculum. Meanwhile, the National Library Board (NLB; Singapore), the Malaysian National Literacy Agency (Malaysia), the Language and Book Development Agency, as well as the Archive and Library Agency (Indonesia) contribute to the implementation and commitment of these literacy policies. As part of their programme implementation, each institution has a literacy activity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:
Rusydiyah, Evi Fatimatur
Tamin AR, Zaini
Rahman, Moh. Rifqi
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comparative studies; educational policy; literacy; Southeast Asia
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200524 Comparative Literature Studies
Divisions: Fakultas Sains dan Teknologi
Depositing User: S.Pd.I Abdun Nashir
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2022 03:38
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2022 03:38

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