Theories of moral education and implementation in Indonesia: Re-energizing cultural identity and addressing future challenges

Qoyyimah, Uswatun (2015) Theories of moral education and implementation in Indonesia: Re-energizing cultural identity and addressing future challenges. In (Ed.) ICERD 2105 International Conference in Education Research and Development, 5 December 2015, Surabaya, Indonesia.

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School is regarded as a site of moral training for the younger generation to encounter nation’s future challenges as well as to re-energize nation’s cultural identity. The more competitive global society led by free market trade in terms of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), requires the school to adapt and change its curriculum more frequently. Like many other countries, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture has introduced and nurtured universal values and traditional values respectively through school curriculum reforms to develop students’ ability to participating in global society. This paper will describe classical and contemporary theories related to moral education that have been implemented in Indonesia’s school curriculum and school activities. The theories developed by Durkheim, Alastair MacIntyre, and Basil Bernstein will be discussed. This includes explaining how far the theories have been adopted in Indonesia and how the approaches are currently being used in Indonesian schooling. This paper suggests despite the implementation of those theories in Indonesian schools, the government needs to optimise the operation of those theories to gain significant outcomes.

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ID Code: 93220
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: character education, curriculum policy, moral eduction, national identity, universal values, HERN
ISBN: 9789790287990
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2016 05:32
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 23:37

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