The application of multicultural education and applying ICT on Pesantren in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Multicultural education is one the most popular term used to describe education for pluralism. On the other hand, one of the best platforms to bring excellences in education is information and communication technology (ICT). Through applying ICT in application of multicultural education would enhance students' capacity and accelerated pedagogy. This research described various application and processes in the pesantren that constructed to reduce discrimination with ICT assistance. In addition, it describes the well planed curriculum around concepts based on each ethnic from several different groups. The pesantrens are located in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The research design is qualitative approach. Data collected from conducting interview and observational field data. Furthermore, data elaborated on grounded theories analysis. This study showed that stakeholders in pesantren work with content integration and various practices deal with the extent to which teachers use examples and content from a variety of culture to illustrate key concepts, principles and theories in their subject area or discipline. Then, teachers conceptualize multicultural education as content related to various ethnic and cultural groups. Furthermore, the processes on learning in multicultural education through applying ICT pointed out that it helped students to archive the education goal and objective. Finally, ICT extended teaching and learning processes and knowledgeable of the subject and the same time improved their capability to gain accelerated education in teaching and learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1411
Number of pages11
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications
Volume6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • ICT and education
  • Multicultural approach
  • Multicultural education
  • Pesantren

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  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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