Basic Ideas and Thoughts of Multiculturalism Education in Indonesia

  • Purniadi Putra Institut Agama Islam Sultan Muhammad Syafiuddin Sambas
  • Hesti Purwanti Institut Agama Islam Sultan Muhammad Syafiuddin Sambas
  • Hendra Gusri Alvando Institut Agama Islam Sultan Muhammad Syafiuddin Sambas
  • Ikhlas Institut Agama Islam Sultan Muhammad Syafiuddin Sambas
  • Azhar Institut Pendidikan Guru Serawak
Keywords: Basic Idea; Multiculturalism Education; Indonesia


The diversity of cultures, customs, languages and many others from both Indonesia and countries in the world has a lot of diversity in everyday life, because there is a lot of diversity in life it would be better to lead to peace where we must tolerate each other in diversity, namely multiculturalism, because That's the importance of multicultural understanding in everyday life. This research method uses qualitative research with the type of liberal research, while in data collection using books, journal articles and websites that are relevant to the research title. As for the research results, Multiculturalism is a concept that can be a medium or a tool to elevate the level of humanity and humanity in the context of this cultural worldview. The idea of multiculturalism, especially world view, can eventually be put into practice in law. Policies on readiness to accept other groups on the basis of overall equality, regardless of differences in culture, ethnicity, language, or religion. Multiculturalism is basically a view that calls for tolerance towards various aspects of existence, be it ethnicity, religion, race, or socio-culture. Giving all cultural groups equal rights, whether in public or private is the basic definition of multiculturalism, but this is still being debated. This equality involves equal opportunities in developing culture for all cultural groups and of course the development process is carried out fairly in the social, economic and political fields.