Firman Parlindungan is currently a Ph.D Student at the Ohio State University focusing on reading and literacy for early and middle childhood education. He was formerly an instructor registered at University of Teuku Umar, Indonesia holding Master’s degree in Education from University of Islam Malang, Indonesia. He is also a co-founder of Al Azhar Educational Foundation that administers kindergarten and elementary schools in West Aceh, Indonesia, and a co-founder of Center for Aceh and Social Studies (CASS), which is a research based think-tank in the region. His research interests primarily concern with language learning and instruction, children literacy and socialization, and teacher education. His study at the Ohio State is fully funded by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education or the so called: LPDP.
This blog is named after his father, Zubarman whose love, caring, and memory are preserved in his heart. However, the contents of this blog are not, or maybe a few, about his living hero. It is rather about Firman’s trajectory as a human – a small tiny little piece of a larger society, including his thoughts, his admiration for someone’s else texts and ideas, and other random things that he found interesting around him. Some might be extremely dull posts and some others are tedious. If you find something stood out for you or you think it is inspiring, you might be one of those guys on earth who can see the very deep meaning of a soul; an aesthetic observer of God’s creatures.