«The Indonesian Way» was initially developed by Dr. George Quinn (Australian National University). Dr. Quinn then released the materials under a Creative Commons (CC) license enabling the Indonesian Language Program at the University of Hawai’i to further develop «The Indonesian Way».
The subsequent development of «The Indonesian Way» took place between 2009-2014 at the University of Hawaiʻi, and also during two development workshops held in Yogyakarta in July 2010 and in Auckland between May and August 2011.
The following individuals, most of them former Fulbright IIE Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) at the University of Hawaiʻi, need to be acknowledged: Christela Cindy (2009-10 FLTA who also attended both workshops in 2010 and 2011), Helen Riana Agnesia and Riza Lestari (2007/08 FLTA who also attended the 2010 workshop), Hesti Ratna Hapsari (2005/06 FLTA who also attended 2011 workshop), Nelly Martin (2006/07 FLTA who also attended the 2010 workshop), Vika Fitrianasari (2010/11 FLTA), Cahayani Agustiningrum (2011/12 FLTA), Arum Hadi Mulyono (2012/13 FLTA), and Yuni Hariyanti (2013/14 FLTA).
The teacher notes were developed by the foreign language methodologist Maren Behrend (Auckland).
Too many individuals to be acknowledged individually lent their voices for the several hundred sound files that were recorded between 2009 and 2012, but the most prominent voices are that of Vika Fitriansari, Hesti Ratna Hapsari and Yuni Hariyanti.
Most of the illustrations were drawn by the skilled staff of Sebikom in Yogyakarta, and also by Dina Tania from Jakarta.
The material development was made possible by a grant received from the Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program No. P017A090375-10 with Prof. Uli Kozok as principal investigator.
The development of the Textbook Edition was made possible by a grant received from the University of Tasmania. Kudos to Stephen Miller from the Asian Languages and Studies Programme of the University of Tasmania for facilitating the grant.
We also would like to thank the user community of «The Indonesian Way» who are constantly providing us with feedback and suggestions on how to improve the quality of the materials.
Terima kasih. Mahalo. Thank you.