Teachers' strategies in teaching social tolerance to elementary school students in Jakarta, Indonesia
Linda Zakiah, Sarkadi and Arita Marini
Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia
The purpose of this study is to determine the strategies teachers use in teaching social tolerance to elementary school students. Social tolerance is an attitude where a person accepts a difference in terms of religion, race, culture, ethnicity, nation, and others. In the context of social tolerance, students can understand others who are from different backgrounds so that they can accept diversity in terms of different cultures. This study was conducted in elementary schools with 28 participants consisting of students, teachers, and principals, using interviews, observations, and focus group discussions for data collection. Findings revealed that teachers adopted three notable strategies to teach social tolerance: First, using Betawi's local cultural stories for the students. Second, using movies because movies can attract interest and make the students happy. Third, teachers use the outing class method or invite students outside the school to visit certain places determined by the teachers. We conclude that social tolerance can be taught effectively to students in primary school education.
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|Authors: Linda Zakiah is a lecturer in the Department of Primary Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia. Her research interest focuses on teaching and learning in primary education, teacher education for elementary school, multicultural education and teaching social tolerance in schools.|
Sarkadi is a lecturer in the Department of Pancasila and Civics Education, Faculty of Social Science, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also a professor in the field of civic education management. His research interest focuses on management of education, teaching models, civic and citizenship education, and Indonesian history education.
Arita Marini is a lecturer and professor in the Department of Primary Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia. She also teaches and supervises doctoratal students in the Department of Basic Education, School of Postgraduate Studies, Universitas Negeri Jakarta. Her research interest focuses on teaching multicultural education, teacher education and basic education.
Please cite as: Zakiah, L., Marini, A. & Sarkadi (2023). Teachers' strategies in teaching social tolerance to elementary school students in Jakarta, Indonesia. Issues in Educational Research, 33(2), 839-855. http://www.iier.org.au/iier33/zakiah.pdf