Character Education Strengthening in Vocational School
Keywords:Five Dimensions, Strengthening, Character, Education
AbstractThis research is motivated, character building which is an effort to realize the mandate of the Pancasila and the Preamble to the 1945 Constitution is motivated by the reality of national issues that are developing at this time, the shifting of ethical values in national and state life, waning awareness of the nation's cultural values, the threat of national disintegration, and the weakening of the nation's independence. The purpose of this study was to determine the Strengthening of Character Education in Vocational Schools (PPK), the method used was descriptive with a qualitative approach to explore matters related to KDP as a detail. The results of the research, the results of the study, students became intensified in strengthening activities character education is responsive to social activities in the community, although not all students can implement it. The level of discipline is good because students feel ashamed if they are not disciplined, the results of the cultural shyness forward some students who usually arrive late become on time waau not all students feel embarrassed when they come late. As a result of inculcating religious attitudes there are some graduate students who become religious leaders such as religious clerics or mosque priests, many graduates are absorbed in the field of work, some students achieve national and international achievements in the fields of religion, arts, entrepreneurial sports, and other productive skills, capable of entrepreneurship. But the maximum results cannot yet be obtained because it is related to several obstacles with limited human resources and supporting tools. Clear guidance support has not yet been provided by the relevant education authorities. The conclusion, from the results of research on the principal's strategy in implementing character education in schools, namely through the strategy of strengthening character education which was formed through 5 (five) dimensions of attitude, religious, nationalist, independent, mutual cooperation and integrity, and through the role of parents' class community students by controlling the negative behavior of children. This is when seen from the dimensions of character formation and there has been an increase by involving the role of committees and parents of students who are members of the parents' class community by controlling negative student behavior, so at the school the character education is already a strengthening of character education, according to the direction of the Ministry of Education and Culture and instructions president, but this has not yet been realized in a full programmatic way, related to the lack of clarity regarding an education strengthening program that involves the entire education ecosystem in schools.
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