Indigenous Knowledge: Develop Cross-Cultural Literacy and Character of Indonesia in Multicultural Society
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- cross-cultural literacy, character of Indonesia, indigenous knowledge
Indonesia is a great nation with cultural diversity. This diversity is a potential and uniqueness of Indonesian society. However, the potential and specificity are not getting the chance to develop and manage itself based on the wisdom and the will to coexist peacefully. Indigenous Knowledge is an ancestral cultural heritage, which is the nation’s wealth and strength. This paper explains the importance of Indigenous Knowledge to strengthen national identity and develop cross-cultural literacy in multicultural societies. This ability will involve the ability to cross-cultural literacy. Cross-cultural literacy includes cultural competence but adds to it the ability to critically reflect on, and if necessary, bring about change in, one’s own culture. Based on the conditions of Indonesia’s multicultural society, a strategy is needed to form a stable and tolerant Indonesian state. One such approach is to develop cross-cultural and character literacy in Indonesia through the integration of Indigenous Knowledge in primary school education.
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TY - CONF AU - Kirana Prama Dewi PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/04 TI - Indigenous Knowledge: Develop Cross-Cultural Literacy and Character of Indonesia in Multicultural Society BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Character Educations (ICoSSCE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 199 EP - 202 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200130.041 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200130.041 ID - Dewi2020 ER -