Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and Technology for an Internet of Things, 20 October 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

The Urgency of Multiculturalism in Children's Literature Textbooks in the Industrial Revolution 4.0

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2282178,
        author={Anang Sudigdo and St.Y. Slamet and Retno Winarni and Nugraheni Ekowardani},
        title={The Urgency of Multiculturalism in Children's Literature Textbooks in the Industrial Revolution 4.0},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and Technology for an Internet of Things,  20 October 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSTI},
        year={2019},
        month={4},
        keywords={multiculturalism; textbooks; children’s literature industrial revolution 40},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2282178}
    }
    
  • Anang Sudigdo
    St.Y. Slamet
    Retno Winarni
    Nugraheni Ekowardani
    Year: 2019
    The Urgency of Multiculturalism in Children's Literature Textbooks in the Industrial Revolution 4.0
    ICSTI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2282178
Anang Sudigdo1,*, St.Y. Slamet1, Retno Winarni1, Nugraheni Ekowardani1
  • 1: Universitas Sebelas Maret
*Contact email: anang.sudigdo@ustjogja.ac.id

Abstract

Education and multiculturalism are one important element as regards the industrial revolution 4.0. The excessive spread of information tends to trigger a crackdown on multiculturalism leading to conflicts by virtue of SARA-related provocation. This study aimed to describe the urgency of multiculturalism in children's literature textbooks in the era of industrial revolution 4.0. This descriptive qualitative study employed a content analysis method. The participants involved were the lecturers and students of Primary School Teacher Education department in Yogyakarta. The documents in this study referred to children's literature textbooks. One effort to introduce multiculturalism is through children's multicultural literature textbooks. Thus, they are needed to prevent negative impacts due to the multicultural reality. However, based on the preliminary documentation, the availability of children's literature textbooks had not given deep attention to multiculturalism yet. In the meantime, this issue is of importance since this nation's multiculturalism inclines to have negative impacts. The presence of children's multicultural literature textbooks is required by various parties to provide multicultural knowledge. Accordingly, it is important to provision those textbooks and is urgent to be realized to inhibit from the negative impacts of the industrial revolution 4.0.