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Prof. Dr. H. Suwarma Al-Muchtar

Institution:UPI, Bandung, Indonesia
Email:sam@upi.edu
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Prof. Dr. H. Suwarma Al-Muchtar is a member of Editorial Advisory Board of SOSIOHUMANIKA journal, since it has firstly been published on May 2008 to date. He is currently also as a Lecturer at the Department of Civics Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education UPI (Indonesia University of Education) in Bandung; and Head of HISPISI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of Social Sciences Education) West Java Branch’s Advisory Board. He was born in Garut, West Java, Indonesia, on February 11, 1953.

He has obtained his B.A.Hons. (Sarjana Muda) degree majoring in Civics Education from IKIP (Institute of Education and Teacher Training) Bandung, in 1974; S.H. (Sarjana Hukum or Scholar of Law) majoring in Law of State Management from UNINUS (Universitas Islam Nusantara or Islamic University of Nusantara) Bandung, in 1975; Drs. (Doctorandus) degree majoring in Civics Education from IKIP Bandung, in 1978; M.Pd. (Magister Pendidikan or Master of Education) degree majoring in Curriculum Development from Postgraduate Program of IKIP Bandung, in 1987; and Dr. (Doctor) degree majoring in Social Studies Education from also IKIP Bandung, in 1991.

Amongst his areas of interest study are not only the civics education in Indonesia but also social studies education; and curriculum development for social studies education, and management of law in Indonesia.
 
He has more been experiencing in jobs in educational institutions, such as follows: (1) Secretary of Social Studies Education Program in IKIP Bandung, 1980-1984; (2) Secretary of Social Studies Education Laboratory in IKIP Bandung, 1985-1990; Secretary of Social Studies Education in Postgraduate Program IKIP Bandung, 1992-1994; Secretary of Social Studies Education for Elementary School in Postgraduate Program IKIP Bandung, 1995-1998; Head of Research and Development Institution IKIP Bandung, 1997-2000; and Dean of Faculty of Social Studies Education UPI (Indonesia University of Education) in Bandung, 2000-2008.

He has been having more experiences in managing the scientific journals, nationally and internationally, such as follows:
 
MIMBAR PENDIDIKAN: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan, published by IKA UPI (Alumni Association of the Indonesia University of Education) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, as a member of Editorial Advisory Board, from 1997 until recently.
 
JPIPS: Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Pengetahuan Sosial, published by Faculty of Social Studies Education UPI (Indonesia University of Education) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, as Honorable Patron, from 2000 to 2008.
 
CIVICUS: Jurnal Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan, published by Department of Civics Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education UPI (Indonesia University of Education) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, as member of Editorial Advisory Board, from 2000 to date.
 
Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan, published by LEMLIT (Lembaga Penelitian or Research Institution) IKIP Bandung, as Honorable Patron, from 1997 to 2000.
 
He has been writing some articles in scientific journal refereed nationally and internationally, such as follows:
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (2008). “Menghidupkan Semula Etika dan Nilai-nilai Murni Demokrasi dalam Konteks Autonomi Negeri: Kes Indonesia” in SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, 1/1 [May]. Bandung: HISPISI, UPI and UMS, co-author with Andi Suwirta, pp.27-48. Abstract is available at: www.sosiohumanika-jpssk.com
 
He has been publishing and editing a couple of books entitled as follows:
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (2010). Hukum Tata Negara. Bandung: Laboratorium PPKn [Pendidikan Pancasila dan Kewarganegaraan) FPIPS UPI.
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (2001). Pendidikan dan Masalah Sosial Budaya. Bandung: Gelar Pustaka Mandiri.
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (2000). Pengantar Studi Sistem Politik Indonesia. Bandung: Gelar Pustaka Mandiri.
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (1999a). Pengantar Studi Hukum Tata Negara. Bandung: Gelar Pustaka Mandiri.
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (1999b). Peradilan Tata Usaha Negara. Bandung: Gelar Pustaka Mandiri, Yayasan IKAPI [Ikatan Penerbit Indonesia] dan Bank Dunia.
 
He has been writing the research reports, papers, or articles in book chapter, newspaper, bulletin, and magazine as follows:
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (2000a). “Learning Environment for New Indonesia Civics Education in Global Perspectives”. Paper presented in Seminar on the Need for New Indonesian Civics Education in Bandung on 29 March.
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (2000b). “Profile of Teacher Education Institution for Civics Teacher Education”. Paper presented in an International APCEC Workshop Pacific Region in Penang, Malaysia, on 10-12 March.
 
Al-Muchtar, Suwarma. (1999). “Civics Education in the Perspective of Educating Democracy for Civil Society”. Paper presented in the Conference on Civics Education for Civil Society in Bandung, Indonesia, on 20 May.
 
His languages’ competence:
 
English language, good in speaking, listening, and writing.
Indonesian language, good in speaking, listening, and writing.
Sundanese language, as mother tongue, just good in speaking and listening.
 
For academic purposes, he can be contacted as follows:
 
Office address: Department of Civics Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education UPI, Second Floor, Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi No.229 Bandung 40154, West Java, Indonesia. E-mail: sam@upi.edu
 
House address: Komp. Setiabudhi Regensi Wing I No.29 Bandung 40559, West Java, Indonesia. Hand Phone: +6281321898953

 

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