30 Jan Ethical Policy Drives the Spirit of Nationalism
SPsUIN Auditorium, NEWS School – Ethical politics contributes greatly in the liberation of a nation from imperialism and colonialism. Ethical politics is like a double-edged knife and indirectly benefits the natives.
Empirically the interrelationship between education and nationalism can be seen in an episode of the history of the Indonesian nation since the beginning of the twentieth century when the Dutch adopted ethical politics, political repayment.
Ethical politics or reprisals presented by the Dutch at the time, by establishing formal educational institutions such as Hollandsche-Inlandsche School (HIS), Dutch schools for bumiputera, Meer Uitgebred Lager Onderwijs (MULO) and School tot Opleiding Van Indische Arisen (STOVIA) .
“From this school, awareness arises to learners of national values. The learners are aware of the condition of the suffering of their nation as a result of the Dutch colonization, “said Heni Lestari when describing his dissertation entitled” Religious Education and Nationalism (Study on Integrated Islamic Schools in Jakarta) “on the Doctoral Promotion exam held at SPs Auditorium Room, Thursday, 14 December 2017. In the presence of the testers Prof. Dr. Husni Rahim; Prof. Dr. Zulkifli, MA; Prof. Dr. Armai Arief, M.Ag; and Prof. Dr. Masykuri Abdillah. While the Promoter is Prof. Dr. Dede Rosyada, MA and Prof. Dr. Abuddin Nata, Heni managed to achieve very Satisfactory achievement with a GPA of 3.48.
Heni explained further, ethical politics is a form of moral responsibility of the Dutch colonial government against indigenous people, the people of Indonesia, who experienced extraordinary suffering due to the Dutch cultivation of forced colonial policy.
“This ethical policy was pioneered by Pieter Brooshooft and C Th Van de Venter, which opened the eyes of the Dutch colonial government to pay attention to the fate of the indigenous people,” said Heni answering Prof Dr Dede Rosyada’s question.
In Heni’s view, in the context of Indonesia and the Islamic countries at that time, building nationalism through intellectual awareness and returning to religious values, was a reassuring view that the love of the homeland was the main spirit of nationalism.
“The spirit of nationalism is not just a physical struggle with a weapon. But the aura of nationalism is also by instilling noble values that are educative, such as the leniency of the suffering of the nation, “said Heni. (EAE)