INTEGRATION OF ISLAMIC TEACHING INTO CURRICULUM AS STRENGTHENING CHARACTER EDUCATION
This paper discusses the integration of Islamic teachings into the curriculum as a reinforcement of character. Character is a very important thing in human life because character can determine whether a nation has a civilization or not Character can grow and develop well if it starts with internalizing the values of Islam. Through the integration of Islamic teachings the curriculum, it has indirectly taught to students that Islam is a teaching that contains the example of life, and morals to be used as a guide to human life in behaving and acting. Therefore, the teachings of Islam is universal that can be used as an alternative in solving the problems of nations that experience a crisis of character. Of course the integration of Islamic teachings into the curriculum that will be carried out by educators as an effort to strengthen character. It is balanced with the ability of teachers to understand the teachings of Islam it self based on the Al-Quran and Hadish, lack of understanding of educators about the teachings of Islam itself, so efforts to strengthen the character can not be achieved. Islam always positions character formation children on the main pillars of educational goals that are aligned with the background of the need to apply character education in schools; To create a large, dignified and respected nation by the world, a good society is needed starting from character building. One of the ways to develop character or character is through a process education in schools by implementing value-inculcation moral values in each subject matter. This writing method uses the method of literature or literature by using a variety of references to suit the problem.