Character education in EFL class (a descriptive study at the fourth grade of SDN Sadeng 02 Gunungpati Semarang in the academic year of 2013/2014)

Fadlilah, Fauzi Nurul (2016) Character education in EFL class (a descriptive study at the fourth grade of SDN Sadeng 02 Gunungpati Semarang in the academic year of 2013/2014). Undergraduate (S1) thesis, UIN Walisongo.

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Abstract

Education is an important aspect of nations. Actually education is not only transferring material process, stated in the curriculum, but also value transformation process because the main education purpose of education is to humanize human. Character education can focus on specific issues such as health education, environmental studies, multicultural education, peer conflict resolution, risk prevention, and religious studies. It may focus on fostering specific character outcomes such as moral reasoning. This study used qualitative method for fourth grade of SDN Sadeng 02 Gunungpati Semarang. This study is aimed at answering the research question. 1. How is the teaching learning process of character education in an EFL class at SDN Sadeng 02 Gunungpati Semarang ?. The purpose of this study was to determine how character education affected the behavior of students. The study involved : observing student behavior; interviewing teachers, students, and headmaster to determine their perceptions of the effects of the character education program on student behavior. This research was designed as a qualitative research and the nature of the study is descriptive which was conducted in fourth grade of SDN Sadeng 02 Gunungpati Semarang in academic years of 2013/2014. Qualitative research presents the data and research in the form of qualitative description. The data of this research was collected by observation, documentation and interview. The findings from this study suggested that character education programs may have a positive effect on student behavior. Furthermore, the findings led to recommendations regarding the implementation of character education programs in elementary schools. Character education should be an integral part of the curriculum, not taught as a separate subject. This includes not only academic subjects but also specially areas such as art, music, and physical education. Classroom rules school be based on the principles of good character, and teachers should model good character for the students to observe. Additionally, students should be taught character through hands-on service activities that contribute to the school, the community, and society in general. This will help the students develop a sense of ownership of the program and should help to improve student behavior. Quality character education helps schools create a safe, caring and inclusive development. It fosters qualities that will help students be successful as citizens, in the workplace, and with the academic curriculum. It lays the foundation to help students be successful in all of the goals we have for our public schools. It applies learning process in English. Teachers of certain subjects are demanded to use English in teaching and learning process.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
Additional Information: Advisor: Daviq Rizal, M. Pd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pendidikan karakter; Character education; Pendidikan bahasa Inggris
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 372 Elementary education > 372.6 Kemampuan berbahasa untuk pendidikan dasar (menulis dsb.)
400 Language > 420 English and Old English > 428 Standard English usage
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Tadris > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Nur Rohmah
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 07:18
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 07:18
URI: http://eprints.walisongo.ac.id/id/eprint/6019

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