Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar Proceedings, The 1st International Conference on Science and Islamic Studies (ICOSIS-2023)

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The implementation of child-friendly schools on students’ character building at SMAN 3 Makassar
Andi Aco Agus, Sitti Mania, St. Syamsudduha, Andi Achruh

Last modified: 2023-10-02


This study aims to investigate the strategies employed in implementing child-friendly schools for students’ character development at SMA Negeri 3 Makassar. The research methodology employed is qualitative, utilizing theological, pedagogical, and sociological approaches. Both primary and secondary data sources are utilized, with data collection techniques including interviews and observations. The research findings include: the Child-Friendly School (CFS) program has been successfully implemented in accordance with the planned objectives. This is further reinforced by the selection of SMA Negeri 3 Makassar as one of the exemplary schools in Makassar, exemplifying the pursuit of a student-friendly and conducive learning environment. The implementation of the CFS at SMA Negeri 3 Makassar involves several stages, including (a) Developing internal school policies based on CFS guidelines from the central authority, (b) Engaging all teachers and educational staff actively in supporting and overseeing the realization of CFS implementation, and (c) Involving intra-school student organizations in CFS implementation and encouraging students to contribute to the success of CFS by fostering spirituality, cooperation, and building a sense of togetherness amidst diversity. It implies that implementing CFS is a fundamental requirement for students and educational administrators to fulfil. Therefore, support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) in realizing CFS implementation within the education sector is highly needed. It is expected that all schools, both public and private, prioritize the fulfilment of students' basic needs and ensure their comfort during classroom learning and school activities.


Child-friendly school; character; students

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