Don’t Change Schools into Markets

As parents are busy with the new academic year and enrolling their children in schools, many kinds of protests have emerged. The protests relate to expensive tuition and other school costs. Parents must pay hundreds of thousands of rupiah to register students for state junior high schools. Private schools are more expensive. It is indeed […]

Letter: End of US invasion of Iraq

Sumber: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/09/18/letter-end-us-invasion-iraq.html US President Barrack Obama has said Iraq should take responsibility for their own homeland security. That statement shows that the US mission in Iraq has formally ended. The US mission in Iraq has failed. The US has sent home more than 4,400 of its own fallen soldiers. As commoners know, the US has […]

PERBEDAAN PENELITIAN KUALITATIF DAN KUANTITATIF

Dawud Fakultas Sastra Universitas Negeri Malang Berdasarkan jenis data dan cara pengolahannya, secara umum, penelitian dapat dibedakan atas penelitian kualitatif dan penelitian kuantitatif. Berikut dipaparkan perbedaan penelitian kualitatif dan penelitian kuantitatif. Tulisan ini diringkas dari Bab I buku Bogdan, Robert C. dan Biklen, Knopp S. 1998. Qualitative Research in Education: An Introduction to Theory and […]

RENUNGAN: PERINTAH MEMBACA, JUGA PERINTAH MENULIS?

Wahyu Al-Quran yang pertama kali turun adalah ayat 1—5 Surat Al-‘Alaq. Iqra’ bismi rabbikalladzii khalaqa ‘bacalah dengan nama Tuhanmu yang mencipta (ayat 1). Kata iqra’ berasal dari kata qara’a yang pada mulanya bermakna ‘menghimpun’. Dalam kamus, qara’a dapat bermakna ‘menyampaikan, menelaah, membaca, mendalami, meneliti, mengetahui ciri-ciri sesuatu’. Kata iqra’ (‘bacalah’) dalam ayat tersebut tidak menyebutkan […]