Teaching Quality Management of Civics Education in Indonesia: The Role of Political Interest

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Apeles Lexi Lonto
Ruth Sriana Umbase

Keywords

Open classroom climate, Cognitive activation, Discussion of current political events, Systematic class observation, Political interest, Willingness to participate in Civic matters

Abstract

This study aims to analyze several factors regarding the civic teaching quality that together impact a person’s willingness to participate in Civic matters. Introducing quality into management practices is still not known by the teachers in Indonesia. For this purpose, the willingness factor has also been observed to be lacking among the students to participate in different Civic matters because the teachers are not entirely aware of the whole management process through which the field of Civic Education can get better in terms of its quality. For this study, the teachers of the Kawangkoan context of Indonesia were targeted. Questionnaire-based survey technique has been used to collect the data from respondents. 350 questionnaires were distributed to the teachers and out of these 335 were received back. Data were analyzed using SPSS and AMOS. The result indicated a significant relationship between open classroom climate, cognitive addiction, systematic class observation, and discussion on political matters on the willingness to participate in civic matters. The mediation of political interest has also been observed in this research. PI insignificantly mediates the relationship between OCC and WPCM, PI insignificantly mediates the relationship between CA and WPCM, and PI significantly mediates the relationship between DCPE and WPCM. The significance of this research study can be recognized by the fact that education is one of the most crucial sectors in Indonesia as young individuals practice those things in their real life learned during their educational careers. This study is also helpful for teachers because after gaining novel information through this study, they can practically implement it and can improve their teaching quality, which can also improve the learning of the student.

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