THE ROLE OF SCHOOL ON DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ CHARACTER THROUGH STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING IN TOTTO-CHAN: THE LITTLE GIRL AT THE WINDOW NOVEL
Keywords: School, development, character, students’ character, student centered learning
AbstractMany people consider that school has become an important place to achieve education. School has outcomes not only on children’s educational achievement, but also on their achievement of literacy, numeracy, scientific knowledge and character. The objectives of the study were as follows: (1) to find out the school’s role on developing students’ character, and (2) to analyse the school on developing students’ character through the student centered learning in the novel Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at The Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. This research method was descriptive qualitative research, which utilised content analysis on the novel. The subject of the study was the novel. The technique of collecting data was by selecting the novel, reading the novel primarily, identifying the data connected to the research and remarking the important information written in the novel. The findings of the research were as follows: (1) Five data were collected as the samples of the role of school on developing Tomoe Gakuen students character. (2) Five other data were also composed on how the school develops students’ character through student centered learning. Through this paper, the researcher expects that it can provide broader information about student centered learning to the readers.