Oral Tradition, Literacy and Education in Two Eastern Indonesian Societies [ 2005 - 2007 ]

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Researchers Dr ED Lewis

Brief description This project will improve our understanding of social and cultural change in eastern Indonesia, a region of strategic importance to Australia. The research will contribute significantly to knowledge of the educational system and literacy levels in eastern Indonesia. This knowledge will be of practical use in development projects in the region and to policy makers in Canberra who are concerned with Indonesian affairs. The involvement of a PhD student in the project will increase our national research capacity in eastern Indonesia. The contributions to anthropological theory and method this research will produce will enhance Australia's international reputation as a centre of anthropology, southeast Asian studies and the study of literacy.

Funding Amount $190,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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