101 East - Educating Indonesia

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Participants in Indonesia Mengajar, a programme funded by private corporations and run by prominent university educator Anies Baswedan, are given army survival training before being deployed. But they are not soldiers; they are educated professionals sent to remote corners of the archipelago to teach as volunteers in some of Indonesia's most impoverished schools. 101 East investigates the world's fourth largest education system and asks what can be done to improve schooling in one of the fastest-growing economies where a third of the population is school-aged.

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