Who is Responsible for the Child’s Moral Character Education?

Education Quarterly Reviews

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Published: 03 January 2019

Who is Responsible for the Child’s Moral Character Education?

Badeni Badeni, Sri Saparahayuningsih, Wachidi

University of Bengkulu, Indonesia

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10.31014/aior.1993.02.01.35

Abstract

This paper tried to answer the question: ‘Who gives the child's moral character education, is it a family responsibility, a collective responsibility or the sole responsibility of a certain institution? After the review of some theories of moral character development and or education, an effort was executed to investigate the various institutions that interact with the child as regards his moral character education. A conclusion was drawn that the moral character education of the child is not the sole responsibility of just a certain institution; rather, different social institutions must cooperate and interact effectively in order to provide the child a meaningful moral character education. Several suggestions were made on how these institutions should interact in order to provide the child moral character education.

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