A nation-building perspective for character education in Indonesia

Saepudin, Saepudin and Abdullah, Irwan and Tuanany, Ismail and Muassomah, Muassomah and Wahyuseptiana, Yetty Isna and Alya, Nabila Ulamy and Syafera, Arkan (2020) A nation-building perspective for character education in Indonesia. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15). pp. 911-919. ISSN 2394-5125

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Abstract

The issue of character becomes the mainstream of education along with the moral crisis experienced by teenagers, such as delinquency, pornography, and drugs. At the same time, demoralization became the striking face found in the educational, familial, and community-based institution, and even government agencies. This indicates that education does not have positive impacts on encouraging good behavior that lead to character building as expected. This paper aims to conduct a critical evaluation of the archipelagic outlook approach which is used as a fundamental instrument in shaping the youth character in the
heterogeneous and plural Indonesian society. Observations and interviews show that the concept of nationalism can be an effective approach in instilling the values of a good character based on the nation’s characteristics, such as multicultural, diverse, plurality, and relative. The translation of these characteristics into the values accommodated in the curriculum makes a major contribution to the achievement of the expected competencies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Character Education, Nation Building, Cultural Diversity, Tolerance, Cultural Accommodation
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of Arabic Language and Letters
Depositing User: Muassomah Muassomah
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 01:56

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