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Manakah yang Lebih Dahulu, Pendidikan Berkarakter atau Karakter Berpendidikan?

Melihat perkembangan serta berjalannya proses belajar mengajar saat ini, terbersit sekelumit rasa bangga bahwa anak didik kita begitu maju dengan penguasaan teknologi yang semakin canggih. Namun, disamping kebanggaan itu, ada sebuah perasaan miris. Rasa ini timbul manakala melihat semakin banyak pelajar berperilaku “kurang baik”. Perilaku ini tumbuh seiiring menurunnya kesadaran sosial bermasyarakat yang bergeser menjadi […]

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Computed Tomography and Radiation Side-effects

Modern medical use of computerised tomography (CT) is increasing. On this writing we explore its side-effects associated with CT scanning. It will surely help the Indonesian doctors as well as doctors around the world. By its nature, CT involves larger radiation doses than the more common, conventional x-ray imaging procedures. Although, when a CT scan […]

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What is knowledge?

For centuries philosophers have indulged in query of what is the nature of knowledge. Hetherington asserts that epistemological thinkers reflect on it by having claims, counter-claims, questioning and answering (2012, p. 7). Great philosophers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle indulged in a profound thinking about what it is. Socrates not only pondered what knowledge is […]

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Is it Critical to Apply Performance Auditing in Indonesian Public Sector?

Since the 1998 reformation movement, Indonesia has been undergoing fundamental public sectors reform in all venues. Generally, the reform focuses on transforming the ineffective and inefficient public sector organisations into professionally managed public entities. Public Management is one of several sectors undergoing transformation, which falls into a category of new public management (NPM). New Public […]

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Why sharing is the future business: Public Administration Perspective

It has been known in the study of public administration that the initiative for improving the performance of public organisation is very much borrowed from the private sector.  In 1993, Osborne & Gaebler has, for instance, established ten principles to reach the entrepreneurial government. It offers ways to constitute an entrepreneurial, flexible and outcome-oriented organisation […]

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Penanggulangan Bencana Melalui Perspektif Ilmu Matematika

Paska bencana tsunami yang melanda Aceh pada tanggal 26 Desember 2004, Indonesia, melalui Pemerintah dan sejumlah institusi swasta, mulai mencurahkan perhatiannya dengan sangat aktif untuk penanggulangan bencana. Melalui artikel ini penulis memaparkan pentingnya kegiatan penanggulangan yang berkelanjutan atas bencana alam dengan menggunakan pendekatan perspektif ilmu matematika. Indonesia adalah salah satu negara yang rawan bencana. Data […]