School-Community Interaction Patterns in Strengthening Character Education in Primary School in Madiun City (East Java, Indonesia)
This research is conducted as a moral and character decadence among primary students. However, schools are often blamed while the role of parents and the community is still not optimal. The research objectives are: (1) to describe the role of the community in strengthening character education; (2) to analyze the patterns, and (3) to analyze the factors. Qualitative interactive analysis research is carrying out the in-depth interviews, observation, documentation, and supported by open-ended questionnaires The results of the study are as follows: (1) the relationship has been going well, but seen from the frequency, intensity and substance is not optimal; (2) the pattern of interaction is directed from school; and (3) The main factors are due to weak coordination, lack of a common vision, a tendency to submit fully to schools, and a lack of guidance from the education department.