Recently, there have been media reports on dispute between teachers and student’s parents. Most is caused by the parents getting upset over the teacher’s warning to their students.
UGM public policy observer, Dr.soc.pol. Agus Heruanto Hadna, said this phenomenon emerged because the Indonesian education system ignores character building education, but more on the cognitive aspect. “Our education is now more on the cognitive aspect, overflowed with science and technology,” he said on Wednesday (31/8) at UGM.
Such condition has weakened the behaviour aspect in education. This happens not only in students, but also teachers. “So, there is no balance between cognitive education and behaviour,” he said.
Hadna saw violence that happened in school has shown the communication that does not run well between the school and parents. Despite of school committees that have been established, these have not been used to establish good communication between parents and the school.
In order to prevent further occurence, Hadna said the government needs to evaluate learning system in the country that not only pays attention to the cognitive aspect in children but also behaviour aspect. “Curriculum drafting from kindergarten to higher learning should make a balance between cognitive and behaviour aspects,” he said.
He further suggested good communication between schools and parents, also punishment that give positive effects to students.
“Incentive and disincentive model can be developed to make students get better and to prevent violence from happening in students as well as teachers,” he said.