Department of Education

Tracey Harjatanaya

DPhil Student

College Affiliation: St Stephen's House

Originally from Indonesia, Tracey has spent the last decade studying in the UK and working about multicultural education in Indonesia.

She is fully funded by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). Her doctoral research explores the ways Indonesian schools teach and accommodate the national vision of multicultural Indonesia, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity-in-Diversity). By using a two-tier case study research approach (case studies of six schools and of two provinces), it presents nuanced and critical account of the ways head teachers, teachers, students and parents from six state and private schools in Jakarta and Bali with different mixes of pupil ethnicity and religiosity understand and accommodate the vision of diversity into educational practices. Despite the highly contextual focus, the research offers a critical view into the complex role of schools in today’s era of globalisation in providing quality education for all and at the same time creating citizens who are inclusive and respectful towards others.

Tracey completed her MSc in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford in 2011 and her honours BA in Mathematics and Education Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2010. Upon completing her study in the UK, she returned to Indonesia to work in an educational foundation Sultan Iskandar Muda in Medan, Indonesia as a member of the Board of Directors in the Foundation – a position which she is still holding until today. She is responsible for overlooking the development and implementation of multicultural education and teacher development programme.

During her tenure, she has worked alongside the head teachers and teachers across all educational levels (from pre-school until high school) and produced books on the praxis of multicultural education in the school setting.

Title of Thesis

Accommodating a vision of diversity in different school contexts: “Unity-in-Diversity” in Indonesia

Journal Article
  • Harjatanaya, T.Y. & Hoon, C.Y. (2018) Politics of multicultural education in post-Suharto Indonesia: a study of the Chinese minority. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Edited Book
  • Harjatanaya, T.Y. (2015) (2nd Edition) Merawat Keberagaman: Praksis Pendidikan Multikultural Perguruan Sultan Iskandar Muda (Fostering Diversity: Praxis of Multicultural Education in Sultan Iskandar Muda). Medan: YPSIM.
Book Chapter
  • Harjatanaya, T.Y. (2018). Akses dan Kesamaan dalam Pendidikan Vokasi (Access and Equality in Vocational Education). In Ferary, D. (2018) Sistem Pendidikan Vokasi di Inggris (Vocational Education System in England) (ed.). London: Kantor Atase Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Kedutaan Besar Indonesia (Indonesian Embassy) London, p. 121-138.
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