Herly Janet Lesilolo
This study has a background that is, schools that have not been democratic culture has narrowed the behavior patterns of students that is free, independent and responsible. School students still failed to form a civilized, yet intellectual and social needs of students, and has impoverished the experience and knowledge of students. Teachers believe in the rights and responsibilities of students but still occur exploitation of thought and effort of students, so students only have the right without obligation. Students are considered to have no knowledge other than those taught by teachers. Based on this background, this study aims to: (1) describe the picture of freedom, independence and responsibility of students in a democratic culture in the school, (2) describe the reason that through the democratic culture in the school students are more free, independent, and responsible, and ( 3) describe that behavior patterns of students that is free, independent, and accountable through democratic culture in the school students formed manners, intellectual and social needs of students are met, and students become richer in knowledge and experience. The results showed, (1) via a democratic culture at school, the students are able to organize themselves and take responsibility for your choices and actions, (2) a democratic culture into the dynamic behavior of the control system for freedom, independence and responsibility of students, and (3) democratic culture in schools is to maximize the ability of initiative and creativity of students.
Keywords: freedom, independence, responsibility,
democratic culture at school