Effectiveness of Children's Friendly Program In The Formation of Student Characters

  • Hotma Siregar Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara
Keywords: effectiveness, child friendly program, student character


Creating character learners is an educational task, the essence of which is to build a complete human being, that is, human beings with character. Child-friendly education implemented directly or indirectly in schools will shape the character of students. Character education is not only a demand of government, laws and regulations, but also by religion. The purpose of this research is to find out how the implementation of child-friendly programs in SMP Negeri 1 Batang Quiz and to find out effective or not child-friendly programs in the formation of student character in SMP Negeri 1 Batang Quiz. Data collection techniques used in this study are the method of documentation and interviews. The method used in this research is quantitative descriptive method that summarizes a large amount of raw data into information that can be interpreted. The implementation of child-friendly programs is based on several principles, namely non-discrimination, children's rights, the best interests of children, children's survival and development, and good development for children. This research was conducted in a duration of 6 (six) months. Although the research period is very limited, it also appears that child-friendly programs are effective. The effectiveness is seen with the change in student attitudes for the better. Changes in attitude actually do not fully indicate a change in character, because changing characters requires quite a long time.