Department of Education

Tracey Harjatanaya

DPhil Student

College Affiliation: St Stephen's House

Originally from Indonesia, she 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 seeks to explore the ways school think and teach about diversity in Indonesia. Using a case study research approach, it intends to offer rich 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.

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, using the Sultan Iskandar Muda Foundation as the case study.


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

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