15 Jan 2018
Pandeyan is a village in Boyolali Regency adjacent bordering directly on Solo Municipal. Such the condition encourages the society to have a variety of school choices. The variety of school choices existing in Solo City encourages the society in Pandeyan Village to enroll their children in Solo City. This research aimed to describe the parentsâ decisionconsideration in Determining Basic Education for Children in Pandeyan Village, NgemplakSubdistrict, Boyolali Regency using Weberâs social action theory.This study was a descriptive qualitative research with descriptive research strategy. The data sources of research were informant, archive, and document. The sampling technique used in this research was purposive sampling, selecting the individuals involved directly in decision making to determine primary education in Pandeyan Village thereby providing the information and data in in-depth manner as well as reliable to be the data source. Techniques of collecting data used in this research were in-depth interview and observation. Source triangulation technique was used to obtain data concerning the parentsâ decision in determining basic education for children as well as to validate the data, while the analysis was conducted using a descriptive analysis.The result of research found three findings: the first was basic education for children, the parentâs perception on education for children become the rationale in acquiring better education. The second was consideration in determining basic education for children encompassing school, social-economic and children considerations. School consideration was based on the school service involving facility and learning services. Social-economic consideration was based on the compatibility of cost to the service for children. Children consideration was based on the children psychology reflected on their interest and willingness. The third was that parentsâ decision in determining basic education for the children was the result of parent, social-economic and children considerations in turn becoming the determinant of parentâs action in determining basic (primary) education. The actions emerging in parentâs decision were among other: Instrumental rationality (Zwerkrationalitat) or parentâs decision in choosing school by seeing the quality of school generally, value-oriented rationality (Werkrationalitat) or the parentâs decision in choosing school by seeing religious and academic values as the main foundation, Affective action (Affectival Action) or the parentâs decision in choosing school by seeing children psychology, traditional action or the parentâs submission to receiving strength and weakness as the way they are.Â Keywords: Decision Making, Social Action, Education Sociology.
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