Concept and Practice of Islamic Education in SDIT Alam Nurul Islam Yogyakarta

Title : Concept and Practice of Islamic Education in SDIT Alam Nurul Islam Yogyakarta
Author : Eka Farantina (CRCS, 2010)
Keywords : Islamic education, theory, practices
Abstract
This research aims to acknowledge deeply, theory and Islamic education practices at SDIT (Integrated Islamic Elementary School) Alam Nurul Islam, Yogyakarta. This is interesting because SDIT Alam Nurul Islam proposes nondichotomy curriculum between Islamic education and general education. The next reason is because SDIT Alam Nurul Islam promotes student centered learning, concept “one earth, one world”, and learning from reality which similar to the concept of Paulo Freire, Hans Kung, and John Dewey.

This study answers three questions. First, what are the theories of Islamic education at SDIT Alam Nurul Islam? Second, what are the practices of Islamic education at SDIT Alam Nurul Islam? This research uses qualitative naturalistic approach to understand and interpret ate the perspectives of informant about their world. The data was gathered from observation and in depth interview involving the headmaster of the school and a teacher from the school who is a staff of JSIT in Yogyakarta. The data analysis was done by open coding. The data validation was achieved by triangulation techniques.

The study shows two results. First, the basic of education concept at SDIT Alam Nurul Islam is turning human beings back to the basic goal of human creation: to be an abdullah and a khalifatullah. Second, the practices of education at SDIT Alam Nurul Islam are based on the concepts of education at there. The learning program improved from the vision as ‘abdullah and khalifatullah by integrating knowledges and religion. Students have more time to learn from nature, as a part of learning from reality.

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