HOW TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ CHARACTERS AT THE PESANTREN-BASED SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN INDONESIA?
This research was aimed to determine the planning and implementation of Pesantren (Islamic Boarding High School) values as an effort to develop the students’ characters. This research was limited to the values of Pesantren education, such as sincerity, independence (self-reliance), simplicity, ukhuwah Islamiyah (brotherhood), and freedom. This research employed the descriptive qualitative method. It was found that in the planning of learning by teachers at the pesantren of the Senior High School Pancasila Bengkulu related to the content of the character education curriculum. It was found that there were many aspects to be the focus. Islamic characters are applied through learning planning which covered the process of preparation, planning, mapping of students’ intelligence, teachers’ activities, development, monitoring, and use of appropriate media. Things like that had been planned to be achieved so that learning objectives that prioritize character can be achieved. Teachers’ expertise is the one that integrates pesantren values into an effective learning process. The typical pesantren values are expected to grow every student's characters.