Winning Beats Learning: Environmental education in Indonesian senior high schools

Kelsie Prabawa-Sear

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This article examines approaches to environmental education (EE) in schools in Yogyakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia. To make sense of a situation where the education part of environmental education is almost non-existent, it draws on ethnographic data to demonstrate how Indonesian EE fits within the broader education system. The data show how much of EE is competitive, such that there is a focus on winning over environmental learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-302
JournalIndonesia and the Malay World
Issue number136
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2018


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