A humanistic education management approach based on the principle of “Kesangtimuran”: Strategies in character education strengthening in Catholic elementary school in Indonesia


  • Abdul Rais Abin State of Malang University
  • Bambang Budi Wiyono State of Malang University
  • Ibrahim Bafadal State of Malang University
  • Sugeng Utaya State of Malang University




Education Management, HUmanistic Education, Character Education Strenghtening, Indonesia


The purpose of this study is to determine the implementation of humanistic education management based on “Kesangtimuran” value, at the Sang Timur Catholic Elementary School, Batu City, in order to character education strengthening (CES). This study uses a qualitative approach with phenomenological techniques. The research data was collected by means of in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and narrative photos. Checking the validity of the data is based on the level of reliability, transferability and certainty. The results of the study show that a humanistic education management approach based on “Kesangtimuran” value, by carrying out innovative activities for: teachers, students, and parents, makes school members experience character enhancement, which has an impact on strengthening students' character, especially those related to: brotherhood, simplicity and joy.


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Rais Abin, A., Budi Wiyono, B., Bafadal, I., & Utaya, S. . (2022). A humanistic education management approach based on the principle of “Kesangtimuran”: Strategies in character education strengthening in Catholic elementary school in Indonesia. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 12(4), 280–287. https://doi.org/10.47750/pegegog.12.04.29