Multicultural Knowledge Integration in Developing Instructional Materials for Curriculum 2013 in Elementary School

Oleh :
Latifatul Jannah - xxx - Fak. KIP

The aims of research consist of the following (1) to conduct need analysis of Curriculum 2013 instructional materials in elementary school (2) to develop instructional material based on multicultural values. The study employs descriptive qualitative method which the data are collected by interview, observation, and document analysis. The observation and interview results about instructional materials of Curriculum 2013 in some elementary school in Surakarta consist of the following: (1) there is no applicable instructional material for Curriculum 2013 yet (2) teachers need additional materials in order to deliver suitable material of Curriculum2013 for students. (3) teachers get difficulties in selecting suitable additional material. (4) teachers need additional material which can develop students good characters by adding Indonesian multicultural knowledge in all subjects thematically and integrating it through the following steps: (1) wrapping multicultural knowledge as connector among basic competencies (2) adding multicultural knowledge in all students’ books thematically (3) highlighting multicultural values in the end of material. (4) exemplyfying multicultural knowledge in arts in SBdP subjects. (5) adding real photographs of multicultural diversities around Indonesia. By enriching and developing multicultural values for students so it can be integrated in instructional materials such as tolerance, nationalism, and spirit of unity in diversities.