Dr. Kathleen Woodward spent several weeks this past summer in Indonesia researching Islamic schools and their relationship with democratization in Indonesia. She visited schools and spoke with parents, students, teachers, administrators, and government officials to gain understanding of why Islamic schools are so popular in Indonesia, how they influence views of Islam and politics, and how they are intertwined with the secular public-education system. A Muhammadiyah Peace Fellowship made the research trip possible. Dr. Woodward is using this research to enhance her course materials and to write scholarly articles for publication.