Silence Technique for the Children Character Building at the Shaiva Dharma Kindergarten School Singaraja, Bali
Keywords:meditation, character building, pre school, religius, hinduism
AbstractThe purposes of this study were to seek the concept, the best place and time, the process and the contribution of silence technique for the children character building at the Saiva Dharma Kindergarten School, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia. The data were collected through observation, interview, and document recording for two classes level, namely: preschool 1 and preschool 2. Data were analysed by using descriptive qualitative techniques. The result of data analyses after doing silence technique in morning circle before learning process, indicated that (1) Students pra School 1 were more calm of emotion, more stable personality, good sociability, and more independence; (2) Students pra school 2 occurred significant improvement in personality, sociability, morality, emotionality development; and (3) Students derive from Saiwa Dharma Kindergarten had the better personality, sociability, morality, emotionality with the others after the students continued their study to elementary school. Policy implication and suggestions for future research should be continued for the better result in the larger study.
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