I am a Reporter :)

“Oh God!, I really surprised when I found this file! In here I got an assignment to become a reporter in my town. I have to report all about my town by doing some interview to the head of town. Really funny.”  :D

INTRODUCTION

In the name of Allah SWT, the reporter want to say thanks to God, because only God help that can help the reporter to finished this  report which have a title “Report on Possibility of Opening the New Kindergarten School at Dukuh Village” on time and without matter problem.

This report made for completed the order of the lecturer of the English for Business course in the English Department of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Miss Nunung Nurhayati, M.Pd for doing an investigation about developing school that suitable on living standard Dukuh villagers.

This report is study about the financial problem in educational especially the kindergarten school. The reporter assumption the problem is in the financial, where the financial of education which has become more expensive influent to the motivation of Indonesian people in developing educational system. In order to do this the following steps are taken as follows:

  1. The reporter obtained data from the district office.
  2. The reporter picked 20 family heads randomly to be a sample or participants.
  3. The reporter asked the opinion, messages/information, suggestion, committed and the experiences from the family heads in responding the issues about the build new school (early childhood education) (PAUD) and the educational costs.
  4. The reporter discussed about the issues to build new school, educational costs/payment budgeting, location and the important of early childhood education (PAUD) through questionnaire.
  5. The reporter investigated the experiences, committed, and consideration of the family heads in educated their children into the school.
  6. The reporter analyzed the result of the questionnaire.

The participants were 20 family heads who randomly picked from community database in district office, West Rangkasbitung, in Dukuh village, Rangkasbitung, Lebak, Banten.  Subjects’ ages ranged from 30 to 60 years old. All of the participants were non native speakers of English and they have children under six years old.

The Report data was collected from all participants that given Questionnaire consist of five questions in form of Bahasa Indonesia. That represent about respondents’ opinion, messages/information, suggestion, committed and their experiences in educate their children into the school. In view of how to answer this questionnaire is included in a closed questionnaire, whose answers have been provided so that respondents can only choose. The answer is in the column to answer Yes or No, the answer must be in conformity with individual proportions of respondents replying to the questions provided in the column. While seen from the answers given on this questionnaire included in the questionnaire directly, that is the respondents answered about their self. And viewed from a questionnaire included in the check list questionnaire, a list, in which respondents lived to sign the check (√) the appropriate column. All of the respondents were asked to sign the check (√) in the column given. The questionnaire was conducted on January 4-5th January 2012.

All of the questions have done in aim. The first question refers to opinions of respondents about the important of kindergarten school. In addition, the second question shows the respondent’s experiences in enter their children into the kindergarten. The third question shows the view of respondents about their needs toward the kindergarten. Question four shows the perception of respondents about the kindergarten cost. Questions five and six show the respondent’s consideration in choosing a school for their children. Question seven shows the respondent’s perceptions about cost and quality. Question eight and nine shows the respondent’s information about their outcome and their income. Question ten shows the respondent’s committed to enter their children into the kindergarten.

The reporter used the questionnaire because the questionnaire could facilitate the reporter to analyze the result of the report by quantitative, simple to do, and not taking long time. The answers of respondents from questionnaire are very functional and useful as evidence to confirm the statements made by the reporter.  Hopefully this report can be useful to whosever read this report, especially to the foundation.

DISCUSSION

This study shows the responses of family heads who express their opinions, perceptions, and their experiences with the early childhood education or the kindergarten school especially about the educational cost.

  1. The first question, which shows opinions of respondents about the important of kindergarten school, the reporter found that of 100% of the respondents, most respondents considered that the kindergarten school/ early childhood education (PAUD) is important about 65%. The reporter concludes that this happens because most family heads realize the importance of early childhood education (PAUD), that the early childhood education (PAUD) is very useful and beneficial for their children to prepare their children before entering the elementary school. So they give good respond in early childhood education.
  2. The second question shows the respondent’s experiences in enter their children into the kindergarten, the reporter found that of 100% of the respondents, most respondents answered No about 55%, it means that most family heads in Dukuh village haven’t been entered their children into the kindergarten.
  3. The third question shows the view of respondents about their needs toward the kindergarten. The reporter found that of 100% of the respondents, about 65%, most family heads considered that their children need the early childhood education (PAUD)/the kindergarten. The reporter concludes that this happens because most of the family heads considered that the early childhood education (PAUD) is very useful and beneficial for their children to prepare their children before entering the elementary school. So it relates with the first question.
  4. The question four shows the perception of respondents about the kindergarten cost. The reporter found that of 100% of the students, about 75%, most family heads considered that the cost to enter their children into the kindergarten school is very expensive. The reporter concludes that this happens because the family heads’ experiences before in entered their children into the kindergarten school. So they give bad respond in the costs of the kindergarten school.
  5. The fifth question shows the family heads’ consideration in choosing a school for their children from the distance of the school. The reporter found that of 100% of the respondents, about 90%, most family heads make the distance of school as their consideration in choosing a school. The reporter concludes that this happens because most family heads makes the distance as the outcomes in educational cost and it influence to their consideration in choosing a school. So, from these results, the problem of the fifth question is the distance that influences the outcomes of educational cost.
  6. The sixth question shows the family heads’ consideration in choosing a school for their children from the presence of the trades around the school. The reporter found that 100% of the respondents, representing 65% of the respondents, most family heads make the presence of the trades around the school as their consideration in choosing a school. The reporter concludes that this happens because it relates with the sixth question and the same reason with the sixth question, most family heads makes the presence of the trades around the school as the outcomes in educational cost and it influence to their consideration in choosing a school. So, from these results, the problem of the fifth and sixth questions are relates the distance and the presence of the trades can influences the outcomes of educational cost.
  7. The seventh question shows the respondent’s perceptions about cost and quality. The reporter found that 100% of the respondents, which amounts to 75%, most family heads prefer the school that has expensive cost but qualified then the school that has cheap cost but not qualified. The reporter found that because the peoples will prefer the quality in the school although the cost has very expensive. So the people consider that quality is very important.
  8. The eighth question shows that the respondents’ outcome in one month the comparison between their educational cost and their shopping cost. The reporter found that of 100% of the respondents, about 85%, most family heads said that the educational cost is much more than the cost of shopping in one month. The reporter concludes that this happens because the educational cost has two factors, there are internal factors and external factors. The internal factors, for example: school payment (SPP), building payment, and others. While, the external factors, for example: pocket money, transport expenses, and others.
  9. The ninth question shows that the respondents’ income in one month, the reporter found that all of the family heads were got income about Rp 200.000,- or more. The reporter concludes that all of the family heads will not demur if the cost for school is no more than Rp 100.000,-.
  10. The tenth question shows the respondent’s committed to enter their children into the kindergarten. The reporter found that all of the family heads want to educate their children if there is the school that has qualified but they don’t need to spend a huge cost. So it means that many people still considerate payment budgeting and quality.

CONCLUSIONS

After discussing the results that the reporter haves found. The reporter concludes that:

  1. The peoples in Dukuh village considered that the early childhood education (PAUD) is very useful and beneficial for their children to prepare their children before entering the elementary school.
  2. The peoples in Dukuh village considered that their children need the early childhood education (PAUD)/the kindergarten but most peoples in Dukuh village haven’t been entered their children into the kindergarten.
  3. The peoples in Dukuh village considered that the cost to enter their children into the kindergarten school is very expensive. May be because their experiences before in entered their children into the kindergarten school.
  4. The peoples in Dukuh village make the distance of school and the presence of the trades around the school as their consideration in choosing a school. It is because the distance and the presence of the trades become their outcomes in educational cost. So it influence to their consideration in choosing a school.
  5. The peoples in Dukuh village prefer the school that has expensive cost but qualified then the school that has cheap cost but not qualified. It because the peoples will prefer the quality in the school although the cost has very expensive. So the peoples consider that quality is very important.
  6. The peoples in Dukuh village consider that the educational cost is much more than the cost of shopping in one month. It is because the educational cost has two factors, there are internal factors and external factors. The internal factors, for example: school payment (SPP), building payment, and others. While, the external factors, for example: pocket money, transport expenses, and others.
  7. The peoples in Dukuh village were got income about Rp 200.000,- or more. The reporter concludes that all of the peoples will not demur if the cost for school is no more than Rp 100.000,-.
  8. The peoples in Dukuh village want to educate their children if there is the school that has qualified but they don’t need to spend a huge cost. So it means that many people still considerate payment budgeting and quality.

RECOMENDATION

The reporter suggests that to build the kindergarten school in the Dukuh village, should not picked the cost too much on the cost entrance and the payment in every month, will better if the payment is not more than Rp 100.000,- per month. But, because not picked the cost too much does not mean that the school is not qualified, the quality of school should be secured. Therefore it is necessary creativity principles from the head master, teachers, and the staff of the school. Besides that, the distance of the school shouldn’t too far from the students’ houses, so the students can walk when they going to school and when they go home. And also, try to prohibit the traders to sell something around the school. It will better if the teachers asked the students to bring some foods from their house. Both of these can help ease the cost burden of the parents for the education of their children.

Reza Ajie Saputra

Customer Services executive

NN/SP

5 January 2012

APPENDIXES

Questionnaire (in Bahasa)

Jawablah pertanyaan-pertanyaan dibawah ini dengan menceklis (√) pada kolom jawaban ya atau tidak.

No.

Pertanyaan

Jawaban

Ket.

Ya

Tidak

1.

Apakah menurut anda sekolah taman kanak-kanak (PAUD) itu penting?

2.

Apakah sebelumnya anda pernah menyekolahkan anak anda di taman kanak-kanak (PAUD)?

3.

Apakah anak anda perlu mendapatkan Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini sebelum masuk sekolah dasar?

4.

Apakah menurut anda biaya untuk masuk sekolah di taman kanak-kanak sangat mahal?

5.

Apakah jarak suatu sekolah/taman kanak-kanak dari tempat tinggal anda menjadi pertimbangan anda dalam memilih sekolah untuk anak anda?

6.

Apakah keberadaan pedagang di sekitar sekolah menjadi pertimbangan anda dalam memilih sekolah untuk anak anda?

7.

Apakah anda akan lebih memilih sekolah/taman kanak-kanak yang mengeluarkan biaya cukup kecil tetapi tidak berkualitas dibandingkan dengan sekolah/taman kanak-kanak yang mengeluarkan biaya cukup besar tetapi berkualitas?

8.

Apakah biaya pendidikan anak anda dalam satu bulan lebih besar daripada biaya belanja anda dalam satu bulan?

9.

Apakah penghasilan anda dalam satu bulan kurang dari Rp 200.000,- ?

10.

Apakah anda bersedia untuk menyekolahkan anak anda di taman kanak-kanak apabila ada taman kanak-kanak yang berkualitas tetapi anda tidak perlu mengeluarkan biaya yang besar?

Questionnaire (in English)

Answer the questions below with give the check (√) upon the columns answer yes or no.

Num.

Question

Answer

Exp.

Yes

No

1.

Do you think kindergarten school (PAUD) is important?

2.

Have you educate your child in a kindergarten (PAUD) before?

3.

Do you think your child needs to get early childhood education before they enter the elementary school?

4.

Do you think the cost to attend school in kindergarten is very expensive?

5.

Weather the distance of a school/kindergarten from your house is became your consideration in choosing a school for your children?

6.

Whether the presence of traders around the school is become your consideration in choosing a school for your children?

7.

Will you prefer the school/kindergarten that requires a small cost but not qualified then the school/kindergarten that requires a huge cost but qualified?

8.

Whether your child’s education cost in one month is much more than the cost of your shopping in one month?

9.

Are you got income in one month less than Rp 200,000,-?

10.

Will you send your children in the kindergarten if there is a kindergarten that has qualified but you don’t need to spend a huge cost?

The Result of Questionnaire

Number of Question

Frequency

Total Answer

Percentage

Yes

No

Abstain

Yes

No

Abstain

Total

Yes

No

Abstain

Total

1

IIIII IIIII III IIIII II

13

7

0

20

65%

35%

0%

100%

2

IIIII IIII IIIII IIIII I

9

11

0

20

45%

55%

0%

100%

3

IIIII IIIII III IIIII II

13

7

0

20

65%

35%

0%

100%

4

IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII

15

5

0

20

75%

25%

0%

100%

5

IIIII IIIII IIIII III II

18

2

0

20

90%

10%

0%

100%

6

IIIII IIIII III IIIII II

13

7

0

20

65%

35%

0%

100%

7

IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII

5

15

0

20

25%

75%

0%

100%

8

IIIII IIIII IIIII II III

17

3

0

20

85%

15%

0%

100%

9

IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII

20

0

0

20

100%

0%

0%

100%

10

IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII

20

0

0

20

100%

0%

0%

100%

About Reza Ajie Saputra
I am a researcher of educational process. This blog has made to support my research.

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