KEPEDULIAN ORANG TUA DALAM UPAYA PENINGKATAN MUTU PENDIDIKAN DI SMP NEGERI 2 KOTA MAGELANG
Kata Kunci:educators, concern, parents, students, quality improvement
This study aimed to describe the awareness of studentâ€™s parents in improving the quality of education in SMP Negeri 2 Kota Magelang of the focus was the response of studentâ€™s parents in improving the quality of education, the involvement of studentâ€™s parents in decision-making, implementation,research and the factors those contribute the greatest concern of parents of students in the program to improve the quality of education in SMP Negeri 2 Kota Magelang. This study was a qualitative-naturalistic study conducted to the SMP Negeri 2 Kota Magelang, Central Java. The data collection techniques were: participant observation, interviews, and documentation. The validity of the data were obtained through in-depth interviews and triangulation of data through sources. The analysis of the data was done with data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion. The results of the research showed that involvement of studentâ€™s parents in improving the quality of education in SMP Negeri 2 Kota Magelang was high enough. They involved from the planning phase to the implementation of supervision. To improve the quality of education, school has a strategy with appoint a coordinator from one of the studentâ€™s parent. Contribution of parents in the program of improving the quality of education included four aspects, those were planing, organizing, monitoring/supervising, and finance. The aspect that have the greatest contributed to the education quality improvement program was the financial aspect.