The Effectiveness of the Meritocratic System of Education Measurement in Indonesia: Case Study-Yogyakarta State University

Stephney, Orin A. (2011) The Effectiveness of the Meritocratic System of Education Measurement in Indonesia: Case Study-Yogyakarta State University. S2 thesis, UNY.

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This research was aimed to determine whether or not the meritocratic system of measurement for evaluating students is inclusive enough, whether it is adequate enough, to the extent, that all students are treated fairly and equally. Further, the study sought to find out, whether or not there is a need for a better system of evaluation, or if the meritocratic system as it is should be modified. The Yogyakarta State University had a population of more than 1,046 lecturers, 635 administrators and 30,166 students, according to the Rector of the university in his anniversary speech on May 21, 2010. For the purposes of this study, a sample of one hundred and seventy (170) students and lecturers across six faculties were randomly selected. A questionnaire was administered to each candidate to gather data. The meritocratic system of measurement is used throughout Yogyakarta State University as the standard of measurement for all students. This research has shown, however, that there are limitations to this system of measurement. The fact that it measures all students the same way, even though these students are from different backgrounds, have different aptitudes, skills and abilities and come from various parts of the country, is ignored by this system. The concept of difference is not effectively or otherwise captured by the meritocratic system of measurement. This is because the system sees no difference in the students being measured. All are seen as being “equal”, when in reality this is far from the truth. The system, may therefore, be classified as being ineffective. Equality of access to the same quality of education does not exist in Indonesia- possibly not in many countries or any country for that matter- this is also ignored when the meritocratic system is applied. This, of course, is the stated objective not only of the educational policy in Indonesia, but that of every country. However, its implementation is very challenging, given the resources allocated to education, the geographic lay out of the country, availability of similarly qualified teachers and the like. A lack of equal access to the same quality of education means that a standard measuring system, in this case the meritocratic system of measurement cannot be used for all students.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: meritocratic, effectiveness, measurement
Subjects: Pendidikan > Pendidikan Tinggi
Divisions: Sekolah Pascasarjana (SPS) > Penelitian dan Evaluasi Pendidikan
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 09:15
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 06:22

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