The Role of Indonesian School in Singapore in Developing Students’ Patriotic Character


Globalization brings changes in many aspects of Indonesian life including some Indonesian residents who lived in foreign countries such as Singapore. Singapore is a meeting place of various foreign cultures directly or indirectly. The clash because of globalization and foreign cultures are feared can affect the nationalism of Indonesian in Singapore, especially children. School is one of the parties which plays a role in implementing character education so that children have strong patriotic spirit. Therefore, this study aimed at identifying the role of Indonesian School in Singapore in developing students' patriotism. The method used in this research was qualitative method. Data obtained through observation, interviews, and documentation. The findings indicate that Indonesian School in Singapore had a role in cultivating the patriotic soul of students through some methods—the integration of the school culture, the integration of subjects, and various self-development activities. The study recommending that: 1) The methods applied by the school in improving the students' patriotic character can be used as a positive example in the implementation of character education; 2) The role of the school need to be supported by cooperation of the student's family and the government because its success can bring some positive impacts for Indonesia and Singapore.

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Novitasari, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia
Iim Siti Masyitoh, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia

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Conference: ACEID2017
Stream: Primary and secondary education

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