Internationalization of Primary Education in Indonesia

Enik Setiyawati, Vevy Liansari


The internationalization of education provides an overview of cross-dimensional and cultural integration into the goals, functions, and educational services of a nation. In this integration, it is necessary to have the capability and strength from within a nation before integration that carried out with international competence and foreign culture. The internationalization of education can be applied at the university and school level, nationally and institutionally. The aim of this artucle is tp describe the need/necessity for the importance of internationalization of primary education, analyzing Indonesia's opportunities and challenges in the internationalization of primary education, problems in the internationalization of primary education, and strategies for the internationalization of primary education in Indonesia. Based on the literature review, it carried out needs for the internationalization of primary education in Indonesia, various strategies are needed that are tailored to the needs of the Indonesian and refer to the projects produced by UNESCO. Among them are the availability of a digital literacy-based curriculum, teacher evaluation of the elements of competence and teaching methods, and the availability of pedagogical practices related to 21st century skills that include problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking competencies. In carrying out these strategies, the role of policy makers is needed that is in line with policy implementers to achieve the goals and directions of national education.

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