Standarisasi Kursus: antara Kebutuhan dan Kesulitan Menetapkan Benchmark
AbstractCourse institutions are one kind of well-known non-formal education unit in Indonesia. Its role and&nbsp;contribution in the development of national system and the development of human resources can&nbsp;not be neglected. The amount of course institutions fluctuates overtime; however, it can be assured&nbsp;that the amount stays significantly fulfilling the learning need of the people. In 2002, the recorded&nbsp;amount of course institution is 22,510, but it decreased up to 11,745 in 2005. Those institutions&nbsp;provide 167 types of courses and trainings, which can be categorized into several subjects of study.&nbsp;According to the Government Regulation of Number 19 in 2005 on the National Standard of Education,&nbsp;course institutions need to have standardization. Different from the formal education (school) standard&nbsp;which is more systematical and homogeneous, the standardization for course institutions faces&nbsp;obstacles related to the minimum criteria of several components because of the wide variability&nbsp;and heterogeneity on its types, scopes, and levels.