Historically, education has been an important aspect for this nation since the colonial era. It is mentioned in the preamble of the 1945 Constitutions of the Republic of Indonesia, in paragraph four, as the evidence that Indonesian government put great consideration toward national education. In particular, religious education has been implemented in the schools based on the decree of the People’s Consultative Assembly year 1966 no. XXVII/MPRS/1966, on religion, education and culture.
School as formal educational media is an arena which is aimed to develop social capital which is showing by attitude, character and morality and behave. It also constitutes public sphere to accommodate social capitals and community differences. School functions as the media to carry out dialogue and to bridge the school community to increase their knowledge about the concept of multiculturalism. The process to realize this in school context shows the increasing educational procedure. The State Senior High School I Ambon has implemented multicultural religious education which is based on the 2013 curriculum.
Flavius Floris Andries
THE POLITICS OF
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HAVING MULTICULTURALISM IMPROVING THE SOCIAL CAPITAL AT