Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(2), pp. 540 - 546
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080225
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The Role of Civic Education Teachers in Implementing Multicultural Education in Elementary School Students


Reza Rachmadtullah 1,*, Harlinda Syofyan 2, Rasmitadila 3
1 Department of Teacher Education, Elementary Schools, University PGRI Adi Buana, Indonesia
2 Department of Teacher Education Elementary Schools, Universitas Esa Unggul Jakarta, Indonesia
3 Department of Teacher Education Elementary Schools, Universitas Djuanda, Bogor, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

This research is based on the background that the state of Indonesia is an archipelago which has various ethnicities, religions, races, groups and so on. These differences have the potential to enrich Indonesia. But on the other hand it can backfire for the Indonesian people who can divide the Indonesian nation. If the diversity possessed by the Indonesian people is not managed properly and correctly, then it can become a source of division within the Indonesian nation. Multicultural awareness in every individual needs to be strengthened. One way is through education, both formal and informal. This study aims to determine the role of civic education teachers in implementing multicultural education to elementary school students. The method used in this study uses a qualitative approach with participants, namely elementary school teachers. The results of this study indicate that the role of civic education teachers in implementing multicultural education in primary schools by instilling tolerance, respect, and mutual respect for differences between people, provides material that is taught containing insights on diversity, events, and how to solve problems. social problems that will be faced by students, citizenship education teachers in building gender sensitivity and implementing anti-discrimination attitudes towards differences in abilities possessed by students. Based on the research findings, the contribution in this research is the role of civic education teachers in implementing multicultural education in elementary schools is needed, because children can recognize the diversity around them, learn to respect each other and respect each other.

KEYWORDS
Civic Education Teacher, Multicultural, Elementary Education

Cite this paper
Reza Rachmadtullah , Harlinda Syofyan , Rasmitadila . "The Role of Civic Education Teachers in Implementing Multicultural Education in Elementary School Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 8.2 (2020) 540 - 546. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080225.