Local Language, Bahasa Indonesia, or Foreign Language?
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The number of local languages in Indonesia has significantly decreased due to the declining number of its speakers. In fact, local languages have long been considered as one of the identities of those living across archipelago. The present study aimed at analyzing the education stakeholders' attitudes toward local language, bahasa Indonesia, and English in order to investigate the role of each language, and the possible survivability in Indonesian society. This study was a case study which involved very limited participants (two headmasters, two parents, and two students) within a specific time frame. The instrument employed was a semi-structured interview. The language used in the interview was the respondents' language (bahasa Indonesia) in order that they could freely express what they had in mind about the three languages above. Despite the respondents' positive attitudes toward their local languages, bahasa, and English, the demand of the parents to make their children more mobile and more skillful has made the school management provide more foreign languages instead of local languages. The lack of qualified teachers, and obsolete teaching materials were also identified as the most gargantuan problems that should be overcome. Some suggestions were offered to tackle the problems
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TY - CONF AU - Aam Alamsyah PY - 2018/01 DA - 2018/01 TI - Local Language, Bahasa Indonesia, or Foreign Language? BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Intellectuals' Global Responsibility (ICIGR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 61 EP - 66 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.15 DO - 10.2991/icigr-17.2018.15 ID - Alamsyah2018/01 ER -