Proceedings of the First International Conference on Religion and Education 2019, INCRE, October 8 – 10, 2019, Bintaro, Indonesia

Research Article

Taman Seminari (Seminary Garden): Formation of the Character of Catholic Children

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-10-2019.2294518,
        author={Adison Adrianus Sihombing and Dian Nuri Ningtyas},
        title={Taman Seminari (Seminary Garden):  Formation of the Character of Catholic Children},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Religion and Education 2019, INCRE, October 8 -- 10, 2019, Bintaro, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={INCRE},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={community satisfaction index early childhood education (paud) the role of the state catholic religious education},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-10-2019.2294518}
    }
    
  • Adison Adrianus Sihombing
    Dian Nuri Ningtyas
    Year: 2020
    Taman Seminari (Seminary Garden): Formation of the Character of Catholic Children
    INCRE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-10-2019.2294518
Adison Adrianus Sihombing1,*, Dian Nuri Ningtyas2
  • 1: Religious Literature, and Heritage Research and Development Agency and Training Ministry of Religion Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.6 Jakarta
  • 2: Research Center for Politics and Government, Department Politics and Government, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta
*Contact email: sonadi2017@gmail.com

Abstract

This article discusses operational license provision by the Directorate General of Catholic Community Guidance (Ditjen Bimas Katolik) for Catholic early educational system (PAUD) so-called Taman Seminari. This research developed the Index of Community Satisfaction, which put 79,2 for Ditjen Bimas Katolik. This score indicates the GOOD category, which shows that this institution provides good service in issuing the operational license for Taman Seminari. Regarding the index, The Catholic community responded positively to this government's policy. In Indonesia, the "first" level education in Early Childhood Education (PAUD). As the first phase, PAUD becomes the most essential level to build the character of children. Taman Seminari School is the formal institution for early childhood Catholic religious education. Taman Seminari is established aiming for introducing and educating Catholic faith and values. Furthermore, it aims for the character building of the children to balance physics and spirituality. In doing so, Taman Seminari has been under the monitoring of the Directorate General of Catholic Community Guidance as part of the Ministry of Religion, as it was regulated by PMA No. 42 of 2016.