School Readiness in Implementing and Evaluating the Reinforcement of Character Education Program in Yogyakarta City
The Reinforcement of Character Education (PPK) program was started in 2019 and has been implemented in various schools including the Yogyakarta City elementary schools. This study aimed to describe the readiness of schools in implementing and evaluating this program in Yogyakarta City. This study used a descriptive quantitative approach. The sample was determined using simple random sampling techniques and consisted of 119 schools. The results showed that only 5% of the schools were ready to implement the program; schools had not yet implemented the PPK program, and had not yet optimized the associated triple education function, namely concerning family, schools and communities. PPK implementation was through the curriculum and habituation in schools because all teachers understood it. Only 4% of schools were ready to evaluate the program, because schools did not have well organized program evaluation teams. This showed that schools need to get assistance in implementing and evaluating PPK, to ensure that it is successful in helping to build character.
Keywords: school readiness, program implementation, reinforcement of character education program
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