Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Indonesian Trilingual Schools In Social Integration And Cultural Inheritanic (Based On A Survey Of Chinese Descent Students In The Trilinguan Schools)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2291036,
        author={Yiping  Chen and Caiyu  LI and Yudi  Sutanto},
        title={The Role of Indonesian Trilingual Schools In Social Integration And Cultural Inheritanic (Based On A Survey Of Chinese Descent Students In The Trilinguan Schools)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CELL},
        year={2020},
        month={1},
        keywords={indonesian trilingual school; integration ;inheritance ;chinese culture},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2291036}
    }
    
  • Yiping Chen
    Caiyu LI
    Yudi Sutanto
    Year: 2020
    The Role of Indonesian Trilingual Schools In Social Integration And Cultural Inheritanic (Based On A Survey Of Chinese Descent Students In The Trilinguan Schools)
    CELL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2291036
Yiping Chen1,*, Caiyu LI2, Yudi Sutanto3
  • 1: Vice Dean, Professor, School of International Studies &Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
  • 2: School of International Studies &Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
  • 3: President of Indonesian Trilingual School Association, Chair of the Putera Harapan Banyumas (Puhua) Foundation
*Contact email: tchenyp@jnu.edu.cn

Abstract

During the period of democratic reform in Indonesia, more than 70 trilingual schools have been setup, which reflect the changes in Chinese education in the new era. Based on the questionnaire survey and interview conducted in the trilingual schools, we verified the following research hypothesis: Indonesian trilingual schools(ITS) can play an important role in social integration and cultural Inheritance for the Chinese descent students. We find that (1) multilingual classroom teaching, practical activities and cultural environment influence are the important variables of affecting the integration of the ethnic Chinese into the mainstream and the inheritance of Chinese culture; (2) Chinese descent students have different degrees of integration into the mainstream and cultural inheritance depending on their age, school and region; (3) in general, Chinese descent students learned the mainstream greater than Chinese cultural heritage