Multicultural Education Based on North Sumatera Folkloreas a Source of Character Building in Early Childhood

Ratih Baiduri, Leylia Khairani, Puspitawati Puspitawati
2019 Proceedings of the Proceedings of The 5th Annual International Seminar on Trends in Science and Science Education, AISTSSE 2018, 18-19 October 2018, Medan, Indonesia   unpublished
Early age is a golden age in child development. Therefore, it is ideal to shape children characteristics by introducing them to various folklores. North Sumatera is known as a source of ethnic diversity as well as the stories of its people. North Sumatera folklore is also a multicultural learning medium that is important for early childhood. This study aims to reveal: (1) the values of character and multicultural education contained in the folklore of North Sumatera; (2) the role of North
more » ... role of North Sumatera folklore which has been reconstructed as a medium for character building as well as a source of learning for multicultural education. The research design uses qualitative research methods with an ethnographic approach by taking various informants, including early education teachers, traditional leaders who understand North Sumatera folklore and early age experts. Research techniques use interviews, observation, literature studies and documentation. The results of this study are that there are several values of character education. The value of multicultural education that can be embedded in children includes the value of diversity, religious tolerance, mutual respect and being able to work together. The value of the character education that is formed can also play a role as a learning media for multicultural education.
doi:10.4108/eai.18-10-2018.2287422 fatcat:bnms72lrmfcbzeuwhsqwif42ya