Educational analysis to develop character in Malaysia and Indonesia

Mahanani, Putri and Akbar, Sa'dun and Kamaruddin, Azni Yati and Hussin, Zaharah (2022) Educational analysis to develop character in Malaysia and Indonesia. International Journal of Instruction, 15 (3). 377 – 392. ISSN 1694-609X, DOI

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This study aims to describe character development in elementary schools in Malaysia and Indonesia. The research method used is a qualitative method with a literature study design. The data collected in this study is about government policies regarding Character Education contained in the Curriculum Structure and supporting policies in the two countries. Analysis of the data used is content analysis. Data analysis was carried out qualitatively through the process of description, reduction, categorization, and interpretation. The results show that Indonesia and Malaysia have a strong commitment to developing education. Character education is developed in elementary schools or low schools through school textbooks, lesson plans, examples, and the existence of certain subjects, such as civic education and religious subjects. The conclusion obtained about the similarities is that character development is carried out under the auspices of the ministry of education and the method used is through textbooks and learning examples. The difference is, in Indonesia character has been directly included in the lesson plans and developed in all subjects, but there are two special subjects that are intended to shape students' attitudes and character. while in Malaysia character development is implemented in Islamic Education and Moral Education subjects as well as embedded in other subjects like Malay Language, English Language and History Education. © 2022 Eskisehir Osmangazi University. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Elementary School Teacher in East Java, Universiti Malaya, Universitas Negeri Malang
Additional Information: Cited by: 4; All Open Access, Bronze Open Access
Uncontrolled Keywords: Character; Content analysis; Education; Indonesia; Malaysia; Students
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2023 04:21
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2023 04:21

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