The Multiculturalism of the Singkawang City Community As a Source of IPS Learning in Junior High Schools


This study explores how the multiculturalism of Singkawang City and social studies learning resources affect the junior high schools in the region. The study uses qualitative methods with data collection techniques such as interviews, observation, and document analysis. Data were validated using data and method triangulation techniques. The data analysis was done using the interactive analysis in three stages – data reduction, data presentation, and verification and drawing conclusions. The results show that the multiculturalism in Singkawang City (i) brought values such as tolerance, unity, and empathy to the society and (ii) can be a source of learning in the form of teaching materials for social studies education in Indonesian junior high schools.

Keywords: social studies learning, multicultural education

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