Tag Archives: Character Education

Character Education Based On Religious Values: The Case of Elementary Schools in Palu, Indonesia (Published)

The aim of this study is to find out the effectiveness of character education implementation through an extra time religion learning program at elementary schools in Palu city, Indonesia. This study used a qualitative case study approach. There were fifteen government elementary schools in Palu city, Indonesia was involved. Data were gathered through focus group discussions, in-depth interviews with the school principals and religious teachers. In addition, written documents related to religious subjects were also analyzed to get insights describing the teaching and learning process. The results show that education character has successfully been implemented through the extra religion time teaching program. In addition, students from different religious backgrounds increased their religiosity and awareness of the importance of living in harmony in a religious and culturally diverse environment.

Keywords: Character Education, elementary level. Indonesia, religious values

Development of Short Story Text Reading Material Based on Character Education as a School Literacy Movement Material of Students Class IX SMP Tunas Pelita Binjai (Published)

This study aims to find out: (1) the preparation of short story text reading material based on character education as a school literacy movement material, (2) the feasibility of short story reading material based on character  education as a school literacy movement, (3) the effectiveness of short story text reading material based on character education as school literacy movement material of students class IX SMP Tunas Pelita Binjai. This type of research is research and development based on Borg and Gall development model. The test subjects consisted of material experts, design experts, Indonesian language teachers, students of SMP Tunas Pelita Binjai. Data on product quality was collected through questionnaires and short story text writing tests. The results of this study indicated that: (1) material validation included content eligibility with an average of 91.25% in very good criteria, presentation eligibility with an average of 84.61% in very good criteria, language feasibility with an average of 84, 09% on very good criteria, (2) validation of design experts r` ih on average of 92,54% on very good criteria, (3) individual trials with an average of 85.83% with very good criteria, (4) small group trials with an average of 90.28% with very good criteria, and (5)  limited field test with an average of 92.34% with very good criteria, (6) the effectiveness of reading material showed a percentage of posttest of 80% higher than the percentage of pretest of 69.37%. Thus, reading material for short stories based on character education as a school literacy movement developed is feasible and effective to be used as reading material in the school literacy movement.

Keywords: Character Education, Development, School Literacy Movement, Short Story Text