Ethical Values in Indonesian Character Building
- 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.46How to use a DOI?
- character building, conscience, ethics, moral values
Today, character building is one way to form a good human personality according to moral values. Education is formed within framework of formal education curriculum at school. The Ministry of Education established eighteen values of character based on individual and social values both theoretically and practically. Meanwhile, these values must face the reality of crime, corruption, juvenile delinquency, and even immature sexuality. The problem is that these values seem too rigid to apply even though the lists consist of good values. There is the most important value above all; ethical intention to others. By using qualitative method, this paper would like to emphasize on ethical deeds by Nicolaus Driyarkara as one is invited to be responsible to others. That responsibility is a duty as a manifestation of conscience. To the extent that one acts with respect for the existence of others, his actions are ethical. Humans are inter-subjective beings; his individuality depends on otherness. Such dependence triggers sympathy up to empathy which is not harmful, but liberates human beings. In education, there are process of hominization as being human and humanization as becoming human which could be reflected in today's Indonesian character building. In conclusion, the character will be well-formed not because it is educated by values, but because it understands values. The value is ethical to others, from context of family, society, to state.
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TY - CONF AU - Indri Djanarko AU - Rommel Utungga Pasopati PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Ethical Values in Indonesian Character Building BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 214 EP - 216 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.46 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.46 ID - Djanarko2017/11 ER -