Decentralized Basic Education, Component 2 (DBE2) Indonesia


Florida State University was a partner to Education Development Center implementing Indonesian Decentralized Basic Education Project, Component 2 (2010-2011) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Indonesia). The Learning Systems Institute provided technical assistance to DBE2, including designing and delivering an Action Research Training for university lecturers from twenty universities in Indonesia; and producing the “Action Research in Education Training Module for Indonesian University Lecturers” (250 pages) published by USAID-Indonesia (2011) in English and in Bahasa Indonesia.

DBE2 was a five-year (2005-2010), $60 million project, funded by USAID with the purpose improving teacher education in Indonesia. As part of the technical assistance effort, LSI assisted local universities to improve the research capacity and quality of instruction, and to build the capability of key teacher education institutions by strengthening and expanding the organizational capacity for service delivery of lead universities and disseminating and promoting good practices in higher education, research and development. LSI put forward the expertise of associate faculty in the program in Sociocultural and International Development Education Studies, a graduate-level program at the College of Education focused on the preparation of scholars and activists committed to educational research and development in the developing world, to provide training and research opportunities for international scholars and to conduct exchanges with Indonesian universities. In 2007 LSI’s Center for International Studies in Educational Research and Development (CISERD) hosted an exchange visit of 13 Indonesian faculty and administrators from seven Indonesian universities, as well as representatives of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and the Indonesian Embassy in Washington.

FSU faculty and CISERD associates have collaborated on exchange activities and implemented workshops for faculty development at partner universities in Indonesia, including the Institut Agama Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, Aceh; Institut Agama Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatra; Institut Agama Islam Negeri Walisongo (IAIN), Central Java; Satya Wacana Christian University Salatiga (UKSW), Central Java; Syiah Kuala University (UNSYIAH), Banda Aceh, Aceh; Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang, East Java; Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar (UNISMUH), South Sulawesi; Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java; Universitas Muhammadiyah, Banda Aceh, Aceh; Universitas Negeri Makassar (UNM), South Sulawesi; Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), East Java; Universitas Negeri Medan (UNIMED), Medan, North Sumatra; Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Central Java; Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA), East Java; Universitas Negeri Surakarta (UNS), Central Java; Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (UNTIRTA), Serang, Banten; Universitas Terbuka (Open University of Indonesia), Jakarta.


Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Systems Institute
Director, Center for International Studies in Educational Research & Development

Co-Principal Investigator
Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi, Ed.D.
Associate Director, Center for International Studies in Educational Research & Development


USAID-Indonesia/Educational Development Center
$1.77 million (Phase 1: 2006-2009)
$314,873 (Phase 2: 2010-2012)


Ramos-Mattoussi, F. & Milligan, J. (July 2013). Building Research and Teaching Capacity in Indonesia through International Collaboration. A Briefing Paper from IIE’s Center for International Partnerships. This report was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Copyright © 2013 Institute of International Education, Inc.

Ramos-Mattoussi, F. (2010) Florida State University’s contribution to building the research and development capacity of Universities in Indonesia, presented at the 8th Consortium of KPTIP Indonesian Universities in Jayapura, Papua. December 1-2, 2010.

Ramos-Mattoussi, F. and Beach, K. (2010). Action Research in Education Training Module for Indonesian University Lecturers. Project Report and Module submitted by the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University to Education Development Center, USAID-Indonesia Decentralized Basic Education Program (DBE2). Subcontract NO: R01189, amendment 2. Jakarta, Indonesia: United States Agency for International Development.