Implementation of Character Education Through Religious Culture in Developing Students' Soft Skills in Elementary School
Efforts to build character in accordance with the culture of this nation are not only carried out through a series of teaching and learning activities in schools, but also through habituation in life. Such as religious, honest, disciplined, responsibility and so forth. In reality many students have extensive knowledge of science and technology but do not have soft skills in them. As a result students are only good at memorization and gain little skill when entering society. In realizing education in accordance with the ideals of the nation, the implementation of character education in schools is very necessary because the school is a forum in shaping the character of students. This study aims to (1) Describe the implementation (2) Describe supporting factors and inhibition factors of character education implementation through religious culture in developing the soft skills of students at SD Ar Rahman Kertosono. This research uses descriptive qualitative method approach. Data sources obtained through interviews, observations and documentation. In analyzing data researchers reduce data or summarize the main data, clarify and conclude the data obtained. This research uses source triangulation by conducting interviews with informants and then re-examine the data received by conducting interviews with other informants. The results showed that the implementation of character education at SD Ar Rahman Kertosono is through religious culture in accordance with the values of character education and mission vision of SD Ar Rahman. In addition, SD Ar Rahman also has a special program that contains assessments of students' non-academic activities. In the implementation of character education, students are always monitored and supervised by teachers and parents through performance books or connecting books. There are several supporting factors and factors inhibiting the implementation of character education through religious culture in developing students' soft skills including from the school, parents, students and external factors. The application of character education at SD Ar Rahman Kertosono has a very significant impact on students because students will unwittingly get used to doing positive things and applying them in daily life both in home life, school and society at large..
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