Disiplin sangat penting bagi semua orang, terutama bagi anak-anak usia dini. Oleh karena itu, melalui tugas akhir ini saya ingin membahas mengenai bagaimana cara yang baik untuk menerapkan disiplin kepada anak-anak usia dini agar tercipta suasana belajar yang baik dan dapat menanamkan disiplin dalam diri anak-anak.
Ada beberapa alasan mengapa anak-anak usia dini tidak disiplin dalam belajar. Alasan yang pertama adalah kebosanan. Kedua adalah pengaruh teman-teman sebayanya. Ketiga adalah mencari perhatian lebih dari orang lain.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABSTRACT ……… i
DECLARATION OF ORIGINALITY ……… ii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .……….. …iii
TABLE OF CONTENTS .……….… iv
CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION ……….. 1
A. Background of the Study B. Identification of the Problem C. Objectives and Benefits of the Study D. Description of the Institution E. Method of the Study F. Limitation of the Study G. Organization of the Term Paper CHAPTER II. PROBLEM ANALYSIS ……… 6
CHAPTER III. POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS ……….. 9
A. Background of the Study
Education is very important for everyone. A good education depends on many aspects, one of them is discipline. Discipline must be started at the early age, so that discipline can be implanted in lives. Therefore, discipline is very important for the early aged children. Early aged children need discipline to build their characteristics and personality. Without discipline, the children will grow up with bad characteristics and bad personality which will make them become people without a bright future. Early aged children, which are 3 until 7 years old children show their indiscipline in many ways. Based on my experience while teaching in
KIDS2SUCCESS at Taman Kopo Indah, some of them show their
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In this case, I choose KIDS2SUCCESS for my internship place, because I know that KIDS2SUCCESS is a high-quality English study centre for children from 3 until 15 years old. Besides teaching
English, KIDS2SUCCESS also improves the children’s intelligence, emotion, creativity, and discipline.
B. Identification of the Problem
Developing discipline is a challenge to the teacher. Moreover, there are still some problems in developing discipline to children at
KIDS2SUCCESS. The problems are:
1. How to develop discipline effectively to the early aged children? 2. What are the correct techniques to develop discipline to the early
3. What are the reasons that we should develop discipline to the early aged children?
C. Objectives and Benefits of the Study C.1. Objectives of the Study
C.2. Benefits of the Study C.2.1. For the Institution
The benefits for the institution are to build the harmony and the comfortable situation of teaching and learning in KIDS2SUCCESS at Taman Kopo Indah. Moreover, it is expected to improve the quality and services in KIDS2SUCCESS at Taman Kopo Indah especially in learning English as a foreign language.
C.2.2 For the Readers
The benefits for the readers are that this term paper can be a guideline for the parents and the teachers to develop discipline to the early aged children in order to make them understand about the importance of
discipline to the early aged children. I really expect that this paper can help to develop discipline of the children effectively.
C.2.3. For Myself
The benefit for me is that this term paper can help to improve my
knowledge in order to be a better teacher. The efforts of making this paper push me to discover the new knowledge that I have never known before.
D. Description of the Institution
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KID2SUCCESS was established in 1997 in America and the first
Indonesian branch was opened in Jakarta in 2002. In 2006,
KIDS2SUCCESS opened their branches in Bandung. The first branch was
located at komplek Setrasari, while the second was at Taman Kopo Indah II blok IIA/55. KIDS2SUCCESS at Taman Kopo Indah was started by Mrs. Erni Kosasih and then replaced by Mrs. Cynthia from January 2008 until the present time. In teaching English, KIDS2SUCCESS always wants to give the best not only for the students, but also for the teachers. In order to be up-to-date, effective, full of fun and also to improve the quality of the teaching and learning process, KIDS2SUCCESS is using high
technological equipments to teach English by using computer, projector, and mimio (touch screen). Moreover, the curriculum was designed to improve the intelligence, emotion, creativity and discipline of the children.
E. Method of the Study
In this term paper, I will discuss the techniques on how to develop discipline effectively to children from 3 until 7 years old. I have already done some observation while doing the internship in KIDS2SUCCESS at Taman Kopo Indah. While I did the internship, I found lots of information that could help me to write this paper. Besides the data from
KIDS2SUCCESS and theories from the books, I also browse the internet
F. Limitation of the Study
I will focus my analysis on the techniques on how to develop discipline effectively to children from 3 until 7 years old and the average number of students in one class is 1 up to 5 students. The analysis is based on my internship program as a teacher from 2 July 2008 until 30 August 2008 in
KIDS2SUCCESS at Taman Kopo Indah II blok II A/55.
G. Organization of the Term Paper
This term paper starts with the Abstract, The content of which is written in the entire paper is in Indonesian language. It helps the readers to know the whole content of term paper promptly. The Declaration of Originality has the substance of my declaration concerning the originality of the paper which follows the Abstract. After that, there is the Acknowledgements which contains my gratitude to the people who was involved and supported me in the process of making this term paper.
After that, there is the Table of Contents, following four chapters: Chapter I The introduction of the topic
Chapter II The analysis of cause and effect of the problems Chapter III The possible solutions of its positive and negative
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Developing discipline to the early aged children is not easy. The right techniques should be carefully selected and implemented. After discussing all the potential solutions for the problem together with its potential positive and negative effect in the previous chapter, I would like to describe two solutions to the problem. From the three chosen solutions, I think the best ones are solution one and three which are personal approach and “stick and reward”.
I decide to choose solution one and three because they are very
effective and flexible to any age of children. By personal approach, we can build trust between the children and the teacher through the
communication. With good communication between both sides, I am sure that the children will listen to the teacher and do the teacher’s order which will help to grow discipline to the children. This solution was supported by the theories from Carrol, Reid, and Moline. They say that with
Moreover, through the “stick and reward” children can learn between the right and wrong. If the children do the right thing they will receive the “reward” which is “stamp” (stamp is kind of reward in KIDS2SUCCESS), or the better reward is a kind of appreciation from the teacher of a loving “thank you” of what they do. On the other hand, if they do the wrong thing, they will receive the “stick” which is the punishment. Moreover, the punishment is not the one which can harm the physic or mental of the children, but the one that can make them understand that what they do is wrong. The example of punishment is when the children do not pay attention during the learning process and the children cannot answer what have been taught, the children will not get stamps as their reward of their performance in class. Moreover, with “stick and reward”, children will be able to implant the discipline on their life by their own. This solution was supported from my own experience and some theories from Banks (par. 6), Haiken (par. 44), and Peter (par. 4).
As the conclusion, I can say that the chosen solutions of personal approach and “stick and reward” can help me growing discipline in the early aged children in KIDS2SUCCESS at Taman Kopo Indah.
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