Management Curriculum, Character Education, Catholic School
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The purpose of this research is to determine the character-based curriculum in the Early Childhood Catholic schools, in terms of (1) planning, (2) organizing, (3) implementation, (4) control, and (5) supporting and inhibiting factors regarding implementation of the character-based curriculum at the Catholic school. Data were collected through in-depth interviews, participant observation, and documentation. The results are: (1) planning curriculum based on the needs of schools, supporting from the schooling foundation, guidance from the education expert, (2) organizing of the curriculum based on the internalization of values and ethics, lesson plan, students' talents and interests, (3) the implementation of the curriculum are: a) school principal as a leader and manager, b) chairman of the Catholic schooling as a supporting foundation leader; c) teachers as the center person, d) students as the target point, (4) control of the curriculum in the school by the principal and by the head of foundation; (5) supporting factors are the financial support from the school foundation and donors as well as all the school member, while inhibiting factors are: lack of an alumni data base and slow response by the parents regarding liaison book from the school.