Surau Merantau: A Curriculum Development Based on Minangkabau Ethnic Culture


This study aims to determine the nature and purpose of "Surau Merantau", a school based on Minangkabau ethnical culture and its basis of curriculum development. "Surau Merantau" is a Junior High School carrying a concept of local culture from West Sumatera. Located in Tangerang, Banten, this school concerns on the growth of current generation who rated precocious physically, yet mentally unready. This research is a case study in qualitative approach. The subjects are the director, teachers, and students of "Surau Merantau". To collect the data, writers use observation, interviews, and documentation, as well as the researchers' note. The analysis of the data uses interactive analysis. Based on the results of this study, the essence of "Surau Merantau" is a school adapting Minangkabau ethnical culture that focuses on wandering (Merantau) as learning experiences. The objective of "Surau Merantau" is to score mature generation in appropriate mental and physical growth. The curriculum is a natural synthesis of competence-based curriculum. Adopting the special philosophy of adult education (andragogy) of ethnic Minangkabau, the curriculum is in the form of a student-centered program combining correlated and eclectic curriculum. The instructional model uses "TABEL"; Tasking, Behaving, Experiencing, and Learning, a model where students learn directly to the expertise or in the workshop laboratory with class divisions based on skill they want to master. The curriculum management uses models of weekly, monthly, semester, and annual evaluation. Therefore, the result of this study can be used as a reference to establish the concept of education in nearly idea.

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Rosalinda Ayu Purbasari, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Muhammad Hanif, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Ahmad Hirzi Fadlillah Tovani, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Sunardi, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

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Conference: ACEID2017
Stream: Curriculum research and development

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