MODELS OF CHARACTER EDUCATION IN NEW PARADIGM: STRENGTHENING TOLERANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
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Differences are sunnatullah or condition that already ruled by Allah SWT as God. Understanding of differences is a bridge to tolerance. Tolerance must be a character for a very diverse Indonesian citizen. Character building is reaching critical momentum in higher education, as final stage for a youth before entering society and start the working profesionally. There are several studies that reveal that at this level, tolerance is still a problem such as research conclusion made by UIN Jakarta, Brawijaya University and SETARA Institute. If this is still a problem at the university level then it will be a problem in society as well. This research used study of literature, data collection and analysis. This study found that tolerance-based character education should be the university's new paradigm. Universities could develop integrated tolerance-based character education through educational components involvement as curriculum, learning process, assessment, quality of relationships, course handling, institution or university management, facilities and infrastructure, financing and work ethic of all students and the educational environment.