Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Value and Moral Education Approach of Ka Seto Homeschooling in Jakarta, Indonesia

Author(s): Kamarul Shukri Mat Teh, Zulafiat

Moral education is an important thing in building human character. However, school in formal systems often focuses on intellectual and cognitive advancement. This makes parents anxious about the character and morals of their children. Among the solutions in balanced education between knowledge and morals are to opt for homeschooling. The purpose of this study is to examine the values and approaches, used in training and educating moral students of Homeschooling Ka Seto, in Indonesia. A case study has been employed for this qualitative research. The sample was chosen by using the purposive sampling technique. A principal, two tutors or teachers, and four high school students of Homeschooling Ka Seto were chosen as respondents. Semi structured interview and document analysis were utilized to obtain data. Data analysis was completed through data reduction, display data, and conclusion-verification. The findings show that there are seven values that act as pillars of moral education at Homeschooling Ka Seto. These values are discipline, responsibility, tolerance, co-operation, self-confidence, socialization and spirituality. They are applied in everyday courses and day-to-day activities. Moral construction does not only involve the school management and teachers, but it also places parents as a major player in their children's education.

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