A STUDY OF KARTINI‟S SCHOOL CONCEPTS IN LETTERS OF A JAVANESE PRINCESS
Kartini is known as an Indonesian feminist writer who shows her opinion toward many aspects of Javanese life during Dutch colonialization era. Many studies have discussed her feminism, gender equality, marriage and emancipation. This paper will give new insight which is taken from Kartini‘s concept in relation with her dream school. Firstly, it provides the school concepts of Kartini by conducting a document analysis of her letters. Secondly, the school concept will be analyzed further using critical discourse analysis. It was found that Kartini‘s school concepts can be categorized into three parts namely school for women, character building, & various school subjects. Nevertheless, Kartini‘s school concepts have been influenced with Dutch ideal school condition. In short, this paper is beneficial for teachers, lecturers, and practitioners in dealing with a good school concept without ignoring the values of our local wisdom.