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Minggu, 15 Februari 2009

Poetry and Culture Batin

Dictionary, grammar, printing, telephone, and internet memperpesat association and the development of modern culture. In the past, geographical distance and language differences become obstacles antarmanusia and cultural interaction, but the progress of civilization make expanse geographic distance can connect by communication technology and language differences can be barriers dijembatani by translation. Communication technology enable and accelerate the interaction and translation of a horizon of knowledge and cultural antarmanusia - this book is one example.

Book publishing multilingual Antologia de Poeticas (Kumpulan Puisi Indonesia, Portugal, and Malaysia) is the sublimation of melantari three nations and cultural rally in a book. This book is meant for meeting and antarbangsa and cultural understanding, and even allows persuaan antarbatin human character because part of poetry and menyembulkan intimacy and depth of human feelings, and through poetry (borrowed poetry poet Portugal Alexandre O Neil) to make the words''kiss as if we have an ''.

Indonesia and Malaysia have many cultural similarities, geographic proximity, and in the past been in touch with the depth of the nation Portuguese. Because of the three poems of this nation can not have the burden light. For Indonesia and Malaysia had occupation by the Portuguese, Indonesia had berkonfrontasi with Malaysia, Indonesia and diplomatic relations-Portuguese had to drop out because the case of Timor-East, so the poems in this book can diperankan''''not only as works of literature and representation vocabulary kesastraan each, but also medium-political cultural diplomacy.

Poems in this book can be used as material representations kesastraan nations and become a cultural reference to each other interact, learn, and understand. Punctilio representation that will be participated in shaping the association accuracy, knowledge, and understanding kesastraan and inter-cultural nation-the nation.

In this book about the representation perpuisian Portuguese paper 50 showing the name of King Dinis poet (born in 1265) to Jose Luis Poixoto (born in 1974). Indonesia perpuisian representation on the 52 since the poet Hamzah Fansuri (live on the 16-th century) until the Marhalim Zaini (born in 1976). While the representation of the perpuisian Malaysai put 16 names from the poet A. Samad Said (born in 1925) to Rahimidin Zahari (referred to as a humanist in biodatanya young Malaysian, regardless of birth year information). Number of the poet and a range of next-generation poet not guarantee the completeness and the size of representation perpuisian quality. Map perpuisian impression is aesthetic, not merely the names catenarian poet.

Introduction and discussion on perpuisian Portuguese by Maria Emilia Irmler and Danny Susanto mention the names of Portuguese poet and the detail so that their aesthetic perpuisian map showing Portuguese perpuisian relevant, essential, and convincing. Through the introduction and discussion of landscape and historical development of the Portuguese perpuisian provides information that can build knowledge and understanding about the depth and valuable perpuisian Portuguese past and present.

Introduction and discussion on Indonesia by perpuisian Maman S. Mahayana here and there touches of aesthetics, but still with berbaur consider cultural representations etnisitas or poet. And etnisitas affairs and cultural representation that is run with ketakkonsistenan, for example, not involving the superb Mardi poems and poetry Goenawan Mohamad who represented culture pesisiran, poems Tan Lioe Ie a representation of Chinese culture hybrid, and poems that offer Silado Remy pop culture in Indonesia poetry.

Goenawan Mohamad and Remy Silado also important in the name of aesthetics perpuisian Indonesia. Skip the name that means not just their name is not present, but also reduce the completeness of the important cultural and aesthetic representation perpuisian Indonesia.

While the introduction (and without discussion) by the perpuisian Malaysia Jamian Mohamad Casimiro and Maria Cristiana provide information that is too minimal to mild and sepenting this book.

Introduction and discussion on perpuisian it is a form of responsibility to bring this book to the audience. Poetry can indeed speak their own, but when the introduction and the discussion that accompanies a lack of poetry here and there will be a burden even poetry and damage atensi audience.

Sublimation can diemban books of this kind is not easily achieved. In addition to business representation, introduction, and discussion on three perpuisian the nation, is also the translation of factors that determine the quality or success of the presence of this book. Differences in language can be addressed by translation, but the essence of poetry is not a language (words, grammar, and semantika). Poems have a unique feel and style and often contain vague and complicated meaning.

Translate to translate the language of poetry is at once esoteric form of cultural or melatarinya. Translating poetry requires skill and courage. Concerns that arise in the translation of poetry is the cliche and classic. Inclusion of poetry in the original language in this book is a''solution''that can minimize the risk of translation.

Books such as this can menggaulkan a tradition of poetry in the wider environment or the world and a place that allows for mutual-learning. Ketertutupan a tradition of poetry in the middle of treasury treasury-perpuisian the world can be opened through the translation, as the view that''Jose Saramago writer with language to create a national literature. Literature of the world was created by the translators.''(*)

*) Binhad Nurrohmat, poet living in Jakarta

Book Title: Antologia de Poeticas

(Kumpulan Puisi Indonesia, Portugal, Malaysia)

Editor: Maria Emilia Irmler and Danny Susanto

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Jakarta

Printed: First, 2008

Thickness: 424 pages
Source Jawa Pos, February 8 2009

Kamis, 12 Februari 2009

Prevent Drugs With Reading

By: Romi Febriyanto Saputro * 

A. Learning From History
History has proven that drugs can reincarnate into "mass destructive weapons." A nation's civilization can be destroyed with poison the young generation with the drugs. History of opium war in China to prove that the strength of a nation can be devised with ditaklukkan drugs. British troops kolonialis successfully conquer China after the country is able to make Chinese opium addiction.
Since the beginning of the century to -19, the traders in the UK illicit opium trade to China and get a big hit. Cinalah who bear the consequences arising from the bad this trade. Therefore, the Chinese anti-opium movement do.
Encyclopedia Nasional Indonesia (1997) mentioned in the year 1837, making China the incentive anticandu propaganda and tighten control of trade with the close supervision of the port, an important port for Chinese traders English. In addition, China also apply the death penalty for opium users, including the scholars and the military.
English feel wronged and want to force China to open pelabuhannya for English traders. Tension, and after going over the killing of villagers by British people who are drunk, meletuslah war. China demanded that those guilty are handed to them, but with characteristic British kolonialnya decline.
As a result, the Emperor decided to destroy all the opium warehouse and its contents belong to the UK in Cantonese. On March 1839, terjadilan events beribu burning thousands of chest-owned British opium in Cantonese.
In the UK is also declaring war against China. Some of the coastal city of China attacked and seized by the British. After the war lasted for three years, England have victory and forcing a successful agreement with China. This Agreement is known as the Nanking Agreement signed on 29 August 1842.
In this agreement, among others, set: China must open the port Cantonese, Amoy, Foochow, Ninghsien, and Shanghai to British traders; European people in China get privileges; Hong Kong to the UK; the determination of import duties by the UK government, and China should pay war damages to the UK. Nanking this Agreement trigger kolonialis countries such as France, Germany, and Russia also demanded privileges.
War between China and the UK erupt again in 1856, when the English would wreak with lust kolonialismenya expand trade network in China. France and help the UK respond to demand top terbunuhnya French missionaries in the Chinese hinterland. China again suffering defeat in the war and forced to sign this agreement Tientsien the year 1858.
This Agreement is self-mocking Chinese because English forces melegalkan opium trade. Activists also broke out again until the year 1860. British allied with the French successful jockey howl and ransack property palace. China back howl forced to sign the Convention, which asserts that China is ready to receive the provisions in the Agreement Tientsien the melegalkan Drug trafficking. Of China was subdued in the hands of terrorism drugs that happy smile.
B. Of terrorism
Malik bin Nabi, an intellectual home in the Al Jazair write a book titled Syuruut Al-Nahdhah, wake up and that a failure of civilization depends on who is to be a "panglimanya". He said that a civilization will continue to climb, when the rise to "panglimanya" is the ruh. Ruh With a civilization that civilization will be clean and not terkotori. At the time this will be considered to reach the actual summit.
In the second phase, civilization will have a broadening of the expansion and development is not, when you become a player in the civilization that is preposterous. Of the intellect will be interesting to pull a fast way between the ruh and the chaste. The occurrence of pull interesting result of this will continue to stretch and not to increase value.
In the next phase, a destruction of civilization will experience when the bankruptcy and to "panglimanya" is carnality. At this point the slide will be swift to point the bottom
Malik Bin Nabi expression gives a lesson to us, that human civilization will always be an ebb and flow. When the ruh spiritualisme and morality became the commander of a civilization will be able to reach the peak of civilization. However, when reason and chaste morality has been overcome, then the rocket will fall to zero point.
Chinese civilization is known as the oldest civilization in the history of the world by terrorism feudatory drugs. This is because of this failure to respond to challenges and threats that are evolving. Emperor of China never imagine that opium will be the ringleader of China from the destruction of sovereign nations into a colonial nation.
This is consistent with the A Arnold Toynbee in A Study of History that says, that a bankruptcy is caused by the inability of actors to respond to the challenges that are evolving.
When a nation can not afford to give more answers to the challenges of developing and drowned in kejumudan, it can be ascertained that the decomposition will be. The failure of response to the challenge this indicates impotensi in civilization is.

History will continue to be repeated. The drug at the beginning of the century to -19 has been successfully destroyed the Chinese civilization, is now in the new millennium bereinkarnasi three drugs have become a potential terrorism that destroyed the civilization of mankind.
Drugs together with the advanced technology has modified itself into serious threat to all the nations. In 2005, the UN said that the data habitue drug addict in the world reached 200 million people.
In the land of water, BNN survey in 2006 showed prevalence of drug abuse during life of 8.3%. The higher the education level the higher prevalence figures. Prevalence of drugs in the secondary at 6%, increased to 9% in high school, and 12% in universities. They are a private school in the senior secondary level (10%) and universities (12%) higher prevalence than public schools and religion.
Survey results also show the increasing trend of drug abuse had a number of use of 5.8% in 2003 to be 8.3% in 2006. This indicates that the drug circulation becomes increasingly widespread, visible throughout the province have found a number drug abuse and almost no much difference between the percentage figures in the abuse of the city and district.
More than half of trespasser drugs are on the age group 15-19 years (58%), especially those who sit on benches in the senior secondary school (94%). This may be because dimaklumi in senior secondary school age are in this age range. There are differences between age groups with a trespasser in the city district. In the age group of less than 15 years trespasser more are in the district, while in the age group above 20 years more in the city.
Data above statistics confirm the existence of drugs as the number one terrorist in the world. Why? Because abuse of drugs will trigger a crisis in many areas of life. Drugs produce a domino effect extraordinary.
First, mendegradasikan moral community. BNN research in 2006 said that theft, fraud, spoliation, and hold a follow-crime carried out by the many drugs trespasser. Percentage who had stolen the family owned about 16% in the regular-use group and 24% in the habitue, who had stolen goods belonging to other people is 5% in the group of regular use and 13% in the habitue. While that never deceive, to seize, hold, or about 4% in the regular-use group and 9% in the habitue.
Second, the economic system. Habitue drugs will tend to spend income to buy drugs. Economic losses and social drug abuse in Indonesia in 2004 is estimated Rp.23, 6 trillion, and the number of trespasser drugs estimated 2.9 million to 3.6 million people, equivalent to 1.5% of the population of Indonesia (BNN & Puslitkes UI, 2005).
Third, cause physical and spiritual health. According to Dadang Hawari (Republika, July 2003), people who have been depending on drugs, the life experience of the soul so that the interference is no longer able to function as normal in society. Dadang Hawari research results show that 53.5% experienced heroin users aberration tuberculosis, 55.1% experienced liver function difference, 56.6% have hepatitis C infection, and 33.3% experienced virus infections of HIV / AIDS.
In addition, the RI Department of Health data, during the period of 1987 s / d in 2006 of AIDS cases due to the use of syringe drug penetrate from the 4122 figure (8,194 cases) far above the other factors triggered AIDS. Such as blood transfusion, gay, and perinatal transmission.
C. Character Education
According to Jalal Amin (2006), globalization is the rapid contraction in the distance between the human community, whether related to the transfer of commodities, people, capital, information, ideas or values. This means that globalization is a process of elimination territorial boundaries between one nation with other nations. This process of elimination continues until a step ranah cultural nation.
Ironically, the younger generation we accept globalization without a filter. Pengagungan over the dose of globalization has caused people to lose our roots and cultural history. Foreign culture with all its forms has memarginalisasi national culture and local culture. Three foreign domination product F, food (food), fashion (clothing), and fun (entertainment) in daily life so obvious.
The above phenomena indicate that our youth are very vulnerable to the influence of foreign culture. All things foreign are considered "good and modern." This resulted in the young generation like us to try-try something that is considered representative of modern life.
In the perception of young people, drugs is something that is quite challenging to try. Originally just try, to feel the effects after the grace They hooked. Once hooked they will do anything to get the goods is prohibited. Defense of the future generation is also eventually collapse.
BNN survey in 2005 found that the average age of first drug use around 18-19 years with a range of 10 to 32 years. The reason for using the drug the first time raised a lot of abuse in the household is fun (56%) and because of duress (22%). Whereas in order to abuse drugs in the house kos, the reason for using the drug the first time that many would like to try is raised (62%) and the solicitation / blandishment ternan (18%).
Ironically, most of the respondents in the household and in the house kos pemah with drugs, but who knows what the danger of drugs and drug-only 65% of households and 85% at home. That is, they become the drugs was not caused factors ignorance but exactly because they know that they have on. Know the dangers of drugs but the drugs would still like to try to prove that there was something wrong with our education system.
Education has failed to build national character of our youth. Education produces graduates who simply memorize knowledge not understand, menghayati, and a confident knowledge. As a result, our young generation terbius easy charm by pop culture
Piliang Yasraf According to Amir (2003), in the context of pop culture phenomenon with korelasinya and lifestyle, and how it was built entirely by industrialization and capitalism that makes the current media as the "propaganda" this is it, pop culture is often suspected as a strength that hegemonik fascist, identity and imagination when someone is determined from the top. Clearly, all these have impact on the way to view reality.
Pop culture brings us to the reality that all the surface. Reality that is only just outside the skin, a false reality, a simulakra. Pop culture is capitalism children uterus because it can not be released from industrialization. Recognized or not, pop culture participate in the share distribution of drug abuse. Unconsciously, pop culture has taken the role as a catalyst be adolescent drug abuse.
Sinetron film or glass picisan Is wide and often promote the lifestyle of young people as popular dugem, girls over-dose, oiled-up techniques mabukan even inject drugs. Ironically, that sinetron is that our young people avoid drugs even unwittingly changed to promote the use of drugs.
To fight against drugs, education must prepare a draft national education berkarakter strong. During this learning methodology is only focused on the approach to the left brain / cognitive, that is only require students to learn and memorize the concept of truth and without touching the feelings, emotions, and nuraninya. In addition, there was no practical implementation of the behavior and values of goodness and noble character in the life of the school. This is an error metodologis the fundamental moral teaching in the human.
Because it is not strange if found numerous inconsistencies between what is taught in schools and what is applied to children outside the school. Thus the role of parents in religious education for children formed the characters (read: character) to be very absolute, because the parents also have children's sustainability values of goodness that he was aware at the school.
Without the involvement of parents and the family then any values that are taught in schools will be futile, because character education (or morals in Islam) must contain elements afeksi, feeling, touch world, and practice together in the form of the practice of daily life .
Character education has the meaning of higher education's moral, not just because it teaches the truth, and one which, more than that character education inculcate habits (habituation) of the good things so that students understand a (cognitive aspect) about where the good and one, able to feel (afektif aspects of) the value of the good and want to do it (aspects psikomotorik).
In character education Lickona (1992) emphasize pentingya three components of good character (components of good character) that is moral or knowing about moral knowledge, moral feeling or sense of morality and moral action or moral act. This is necessary so that students are able to understand, feel and do as well as good values.
Foerster describes four basic characteristics that character education is quite important to inject the spirit of anti-drugs in the hearts of students, first, the interior regularity measure each action based hierarchy of values into action every normative guidelines. Students understand the hierarchy of values with good will not be easily tempted by the drug court has a variety of standard values to prevent. Religious norms, community, family, and the country is "immunization soul" to reject drugs.
Second, the coherence that gives someone the courage to make firm on principle, does not vacillate in the new situation, or fear of risk. Hold the principles of truth, courage is required competencies acquired by students. If the school is able to embed with the good nature of this, the outside of the school students will also have the courage to say, "No" on the invitation to friend using drugs interact.
Third, autonomy. Menginternalisasikan someone from outside the rules until a value for time. This can be seen through a personal assessment on the decision without pressure affected the other party. Sovereignty of the soul of students need to be built by educators, they are not easily affected by gentle persuasion-drug demons that continue bergentayangan.
Fourth, dependability and loyalty. Persistence is endurance someone want to be D. Interest Read
Character education can only be implemented if the schools in the ground water can stimulate the growth of interest in the students read. An interest in research to prove that someone reading will affect the character.
Magazine Child Development (January / February 2006) as cited H. Witdarmono (Kompas, 8 September 2006) published the results of research on the relationship between reading ability and aggressive attitude of the elementary school students. Miles Stipek research and find the relation between the level of reading ability and level agresivitas. In this study, aggressive behavior is limited in the four groups, "slasher", "not sabaran", "the love", and "custom pressing other children (bullying)."
Children grade 1 primary school, the reading ability is relatively low, while in grade 3, tend to have high levels agresivitas. Also, children, class 3, which has the ability to read low, tend to have highly aggressive attitude while in class 5. Perhaps, at the same level of association with them, children of low reading ability that is more frustrasinya accumulate. This makes them become aggressive. Conversely, there is relevance between social attitudes and the ability to read. The social attitude is "helpful", "understand the feelings of others," "have empathy," "no attention to the difficult," and "helpful / entertaining friends disappointed." Children's social attitudes that have a good time in kindergarten and grade 1 primary school are more able to develop the ability to read at grade 3 and grade 5 elementary school.
Research proves that the students who have a high interest in reading will tend to have a strong character. This is because reading is a complex process. Not only the process of reading is complex, but every aspect of the process of reading is also working with the very complex.
There are eight aspects of the work when we read, the aspects of sensori, perception, sekuensial (order of administration), experience, thinking, learning, association, and afeksi. Dikata may, during the progress, all aspects of psychiatric work on. The younger generation that this is a strong berkarakter will soon blossom into the next generation anti-drugs. Generation that has a high immunity to the drugs.
Ironically, most of our young generation is the generation of poor interest in reading. Dilansir data that describes the BPS in 2003, the Indonesian age of 15 years in the newspaper only to read 55.11%. Read the magazines or tabloids 29.22%, 44.28% story books, books and other knowledge of 21.07%. From 1993, a tendency to get information through reading only increased about 0.2%, far if dikomparasikan with watching television kenaikannya reached 21.1%.
BPS data show in 2006, the population of a reading as a source of new information about 23.5%. While watching the television 85.9%, and 40.3% listening to the radio. No reports of the World Bank. 16369-IND (in English Education from Crisis to Recovery), Vincent Greannary cite the results in 1998, said that the age-level reading class VI of primary school in Indonesia is only capable of reaching the 51.7 score in the bottom of the Philippines (52.6); Thailand (65 , 1) and Singapore (74.0).
The above facts make our hearts truly worry. In fact, the national education system has failed to bear the next generation to read. Education we just produce the next generation to read so-called "have learned". Generation who read only to reach out stark. Not the generation that continue to read throughout his life. Generation of this kind is potentially a lost generation that embrace the tsunami in drugs.
One method of learning that support the increased interest in reading for students is a method of learning konstruktivisme. According to E. Mulyasa (2002), focus on the approach konstruktivisme not rationality, but on understanding. This is the main reason why konstruktivisme can quickly replace the theory of cognitive development as a basis in research and practice in education. The attractiveness of this model is konstruktivisme on kesederhanaannya
Basic strategy of the model konstruktivisme learning is meaningful learning, which invites students to think and understand the subject material, not just hear, receive, and keep in mind. Each element of learning materials must be processed and interpreted in such a way so that makes sense. Something that does not make sense will not stick long in the mind.
Subjects related to the formation of character of students, such as: religious studies, moral character and moral rightly adopt this model of learning. So that learners can understand, menghayati, and practice religious and moral principle well. During this time, religious lessons in schools to reach a new milestone "penghapalan religion," moral lessons to a new stage "penghapalan moral" lessons and moral character was indeed reached a new stage "penghapalan moral character."
This strategy seeks good students and teachers have to learn the position as subject. As the subject of active learning both claimed to find data, information, and interpretation of the lesson material. Students are required to be kritisisme of the lesson material is not just mimic, copy, paste, and the sap is given by the teacher. With this strategy students and teachers are encouraged to have interest in reading high enough to utilize the school library.
Results obtained with this strategy meaningful learning will be far better than traditional learning by Paulo Freire learning system called the bank. Learn how the bank system will not encourage students to love reading. Next philosopher Paulo Freire encourage that learning should be raised nalar students with creativity and motivate students to learn how to explore data, analyze the data in the actual meaning.
Learn how the bank system will only generate the lesson material that is not comprehensive and IM. Sometimes there are some elements of learning material that is difficult to understand by students, but students are forced to accept such a grind. Model acceptance of the material so that lessons will only produce a poor practice in daily life. As a result learning take place in a static atmosphere, monoton and boring.
Learning strategy is very meaningful learning requires the support the library as a source of learning. Library can be used by students and teachers as a place of learning outside the classroom. Needs students to make active playing (active learning), interpretation (interpretation), make sense (make sense), Negotiation (bull), Cooperative (cooperation), and inquiry (menyelediki) can be done in the school library.
In the library students can also implement the concept of learning to know (learning to know), make learning (learning to do), learn to live in togetherness (learning to live together), a self-learning (learning to be); and learning for life (life long learning).
E. Conclusion
The war against drugs is done without strengthening the nation's character is mubadzir. Why? Because the most powerful defense against the temptations of drugs have themselves individuals themselves. Drugs will not be powerless if dealing with the generation of the nation berkarakter strong. Strength of character will continue to grow and develop in accordance with the increased interest in reading.
BNN can use the school library and public library to inject the spirit of anti-drug. Books, VCD, magazines and brochures about the anti-drug campaign can dilayankan in the library. In fact, if possible BNN can invite National Library of Indonesia to create a shared network, the network with the anti-drugs. This will involve the whole library is in the ground water.
Thus, the synergy between character education and reading interests will bear the future generations who know, understand, menghayati, and believes that drugs are poisons that must be dijauhi, dimusuhi, been, and the doghouse. This is the generation that will produce state officials, law enforcement, educators, and the state apparatus to be hard drugs. A nation that is able to transform knowledge into action and real morality, "War Against Drugs, and Win!".
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seen what is good, while the fidelity is the basis for the top honor a commitment that is selected. Persistence and commitment to moral values is the main character of education. Thus the gulf between ideals and moral application in daily life can continue dipersempit. Maturity of the four characters is possible through a stage of human individuality toward personalitas.

By Romi Febriyanto Saputro *

The World of Bank, the World of Read the forgotten

27 Jan 2008 ago, Mrs. Ani Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been a year in 2008 as the Year of Education Banking with the theme''Come to the Bank''. Now in the year 2009 this program should still be running without pencanangan .. Given that education is conducted to provide an understanding of the broadest community of services offered by banks.
Education is a conscious and systematic effort to reach the standard of living or better progress. Education banking is basically a process to educate the public to better understand the specifics of banking, to achieve better standards of life.
Education banking is basically a learning process for both the bank and the community. Both objects are at once the subject of study. In this case the banks to function as "teachers" and public works as "learners." Between the banking community must be involved and effective communication pattern, and efficient.
With knowledge and understanding about the world of good banking will be able to encourage people to make the process of self-empowerment. This strategy can be implemented with the approach literasi information.
Approach Literasi Information
Literasi own simply defined as the ability to read and write. In the context of community empowerment, meaning literasi have the ability to obtain information and use it to develop knowledge useful for the community.
According to HAR Tilaar (1999), the ability informative someone is the ability to analyze and explore the benefits of the information obtained. There are different between the data and information. Data that has been processed to be changed and this is information that has utility in the development of science or the application of science and technology in human life.
In fact we need is to control the information processing capability to think. Information obtained in the learning process is not the information that each stand alone, but that information is a series in the network so that a pattern has a meaning. This information is the result of the work of many experts, so that later would result in something creative and meaningful.
Cultivate literasi information in the life of a nation and state is a must. Banking education process must be defined as a process of nation building literasi.
UNESCO report in 2005 entitled Literacy for Life said that there is a close relationship between literasi with poverty. In many countries, where high poverty, low levels tend literasi. Literasi cause perkapita low income level. As happened in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nepal, and Mozambique. More than 78 percent of the population, earnings per day under 2 U.S. dollars.
Man who has the ability literasi economy will be more easy to access business information and memberdayakannya become an independent business. Man with this kind of qualification that will be able to utilize various banking services to improve the quality of life.
Banking education efforts directed towards the need to improve the economic literasi community. To realize this every bank in the soil water can make the program read in every corner waiting room bank. Corner read this collection must be supported with books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, audio-visual collections, and digital collections that support the banking education program.
During this waiting room is a public space that's quiet activities that are useful and productive. Sit still, "chat", "ngerumpi" and watching television is an activity that is common in the waiting room. In the waiting room as if the brain functions stopped.
The presence of a corner in the waiting room reading a bank other than to kill the boredom is also a media customer communications for the bank to make the process of banking education. This is read in a corner of the community can learn more in-depth calculation of interest on savings, term popular banking, banking mediation, anti-money laundering, with the alert that arouse bidding, electronic banking, call center and benefit the bank.
There is a reading corner also in line with the spirit of the law library. Law Number 43 Year 2007 About Library, said that the craze in the cultivation is done through the provision of public library facilities in public places an easy, affordable, and quality (Article 48 paragraph 4).
According to the explanation of the law, is a public place is the office, waiting rooms, terminals, airports, hospitals, markets, malls and others.
The presence of a corner in the waiting room reading is expected to be one of the power bob up and down to change the culture of oral culture to be read at the same time increase economic literasi community. Read books while waiting for a call from a bank teller certainly better than just sitting and waiting "bengong." Daya bob up and down this strength is very large because the growth of the banking industry has been very rapid and even penetrate through to the village level.
If every bank customer can transmit this to the reading habits of families and the neighboring environment, it will accelerate the process of going public realize that love to read. Reading habit, which continues to grow in turn will result in a literate society alias "awake" for information. This is a literate society that will support the educational program and succeed banking.
Education tersosialisasi banks will be well in the middle if people read this corner also give to the community. That is, the general public especially the students are free to access this reading corner.
Read the corner in each bank will be more useful than the existing hotspots in public spaces. This is to remember at this time Laptops can only be accessed by community groups of middle to top, while the corner can be read and enjoyed by anyone from anywhere without know the social stratification.
Participation in the banking sector to bring a corner reading this will make banking education slogan "Come to the Bank" will be more valuable instructive. Why? Because people will go to the bank not only to save but also to read. Saving and reading in the bank is certainly in line with the educational program at the same time will accelerate the banking culture to spread in the community.
Education-based banking literasi is an effort to empower the community. The aim is that the more people understand the banking sector as well as invite people to love reading. In turn this will improve the quality literasi community. Improvement is the key note literasi to improve the welfare of the community.

Through promoting the Library Blog

By Romi Febriyanto Saputro *

According to Wikipedia, a blog is an abbreviation of "web log" is a form of a web application that resembles writings (published as a post) on a public web page. The writings are often published in the inverse order (newest first new content and then followed by the content of a more long), although not necessarily so. Web sites like this usually can be accessed by all users of the Internet in accordance with the topics and goals of the user's blog.
Media blog first dipopulerkan by, owned by PyraLab before PyraLab diakuisi by at the end of 2002. Since then, there are many applications of open source is for the development of the blog author.
Blog has a very diverse functions, from a diary, media publications, media campaigns, through programs and media companies. Some of the blog maintained by a single author, while in part by several other authors.
Blog features interaction with its visitors, who can approve its visitors to leave comments on the contents of any posts that are published. However there is also a vice or a non-interactive.
The description above indicates that the blog is a cheap media campaign to make gay and publications both for individuals and an organization. Blogs do not need a server as a website. Just start an email, someone can create a blog for free. In the virtual world, make this activity more often referred to by the term "blog".
Blog world is a world full of color. Ironically, to this day I still often see the presence of a public library district / city in the world blog. While the media is a blog that is quite appropriate for a library to publish teak himself in the virtual world for free.
Sepinya world blog from the library this is the voice that encourages writers to create a blog in order to bring UPTD Library Sragen Regency in the world with the virtual address
With this same article, the author invites readers to visit us in the virtual world. Give your suggestions and criticisms to us for perfection our blog. Given that we are still in the learning process and continue to learn the blog that has a library for the public benefit.
This step is a little late because the author did indeed end of September the new library we get internet access from the official Government of Sragen Regency. But, as saying the words, "Better late than not at all."
Sragen blog in this library, visitors can enjoy the library, the library profiles, news photos, race events, opinions, book reviews, and digital collections.
Blog world and the world has a library function that is almost the same distribution of information to the public. Public Library District has a moral obligation to not only present in the real world that serve only one community district / city only. But also present in the virtual world to serve the community across districts.
This is indeed a library function, a transport that is capable of literasi information across territorial boundaries. The feel of a national decline even without the international feel of the local.
Blog world allows a library to promote the value of a library more. Since the presence of the Internet, the role of the library seems to be marginalized. Kesaktian search engines such as google and yahoo seems to disappear as a function of the library information center. Communities prefer to browse the information on Google than in the library.
For this is certainly the necessary steps a breakthrough that is capable of change challenges into opportunities to step further. The presence of a search engine like google, there would be more easier for the library in the vision and mission.
With google, the library can make a collection of articles, scientific papers, and journals based on their subject knowledge. Collection of information that is terolah like this has a power of attraction when displayed diblog library.
In other words, google provides the raw material, perpustakaanlah the process become so ready to be consumed by the public users. The specific subject of this collection of information will have better value in the virtual world and in the real world.
In addition, a blog is an arena for the librarian to conduct self-actualization. Blog arena can be a fairly representative for the librarian to learn to write.
Write ideas freely without power should be limited by the newspaper editorial staff. When the writings librarian can not be published in the print media, blogs can be an alternative for ideas, ideas, creativity and librarian. Express the aspirations of the library to the world.
Blog land is wet for the librarian to search for additional credit numbers. Why? Because one of the requirements so that any posts to get a credit number is publicized through the mass media. Writing in the blog include this category because the blog has now become a body mass media that can be accessed online by millions of people on planet earth.
* Romi Febriyanto Saputro, Librarian in the Office of Library UPTD P & K Kab. Sragen, First Race Winner Writing Articles About Kepustakawanan Indonesia Year 2008.