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CYBER-CULTURE IN IMPROVING STUDENT’S LITERACY
Denny Kodrat

Last modified: 2018-07-17

Abstract


As a millennial generation or Y generation, a cyber-culture is embedded in senior high school students. Information can be easily accessed without any censorship. The government once issues the regulation in Permendikbud No. 21/2015 about cultivating student’s attitude in which School Literacy Movement (Gerakan Literasi Sekolah/GLS) should be conducted. The study is aimed at investigating two big issues, they are (1). Is cyber culture positively responded by school’s stakeholders in improving student’s literacy?; and (2) How does the role of teacher anticipate a side effect of cyber culture?. A descriptive qualitative approach was carried out and in-depth interviews were conducted to gain vivid pictures of cyber-culture in students life and it was analyzed by using Cultural Studies perspective by Derrida (1976). The findings show that students are interested in reading articles and many information as long as they meet student’s curiosity and needs. In conclusion, a good reading facilities with high speed wifi, virtual library access and join-cooperation between school’s stakeholders and internet providers or teenager’s sites will promote students’ good attitude in cyber world, avoiding a hoax and hate speech.


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