The System Dynamics of Character Education in Indonesia


There has been growing interest in Indonesia's character education, especially after The Presidential Regulation no. 87 of 2017 on Strengthening Character Education and The 2003 National Education System Law. Indonesia is predicted will be a great industrial country in 2045. A stable education system is essential to build a nation and accelerate Indonesia's development to have political, social and economic advancements. Making changes of character education is essential, but is also bound and fraught to have challenges, supporters, detractors, and obstacles. The education system is becoming more complex, interconnected and dynamic because of the surroundings of constant changes and uncertainties. The system dynamics is used in this paper to describe, model and analyze these complex issues in terms of the processes, information, organizational boundaries and strategies of Character Education in Indonesia. This paper shows it is necessary to observe the whole system as a cyclic feedback loop, not just observe variables as separate things independently and linearly. The education system is not linear, it is cyclical. Finally, goals are well defined, actors are rational and know their parts, threats and challenges are anticipated and the-best' solution be chosen in order to implement character education quickly and efficiently.

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Yulianto, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
Ahmad Ma'ruf, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

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Conference: ACE2018
Stream: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration

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