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Children’s Good Character Development with Traditional Literature for Conveying Moral Values

Muammar, M. Arfan and Sujinah, Sujinah and Affandy , Ali Nuke (2020) Children’s Good Character Development with Traditional Literature for Conveying Moral Values. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 11 (5).

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This article presents the role of traditional literary works in shaping children's moral values, as an effort to form children’s good character. This study is a library research combined with descriptive-qualitative analysis techniques. The data collection techniques used include documentation and reference digging to explore the moral values contained in traditional literary, in order to form a child’s good character. It was found that literary works are transmitted through oral traditions in Indonesia, and parents deliver the literary work to their children while they are sleeping or preparing for bed. The school teaches literature as a form of local wisdom that must be taught by the teacher. The intensity of the delivery of literary works, both at home and at school, makes it quite a significant influence on the formation of children’s moral values. Each region has its own local wisdom. This local wisdom serves in a literary work in the form of myths, legends, animal stories, fairy tales, puppet stories and folk songs. Traditional literature is not only delivered orally, but parents and teachers also provide conclusions or draw the red thread of each story, informing the children that this story teaches lessons which are to be emulated. Myths, legends, stories of animals, fairy tales, puppet stories and folk songs are often not explored in their moral wisdom or moral values, even though there are valuable moral values to be found. This article presents how moral values contained in traditional literature can shape children’s good characters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moral Values, Traditional Literature, and Children’s Good Character
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: Jurnal > Pascasarjana
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 04:06
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 04:06

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