Primary schooling, in general, is a critical avenue of children’s development and plays a crucial role in forming an individual’s identities. In contemporary Indonesia, integrated primary Islamic schooling has been of great interest among education policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Despite this prevalence, the role of integrated Islamic schooling in shaping students’ identities in an Indonesian context remains scarcely examined. This paper investigated primary school leavers’ perceptions of how integrated primary schooling built their identities as futuristic people. Drawing on findings, integrated Islamic school graduates reported that they could build different identities: (1) well groom, (2) futuristic, (3) mature, (4) self-conscious, and (5) adaptive. The study implies that integrated Islamic schooling as an educational approach can use to enact character education in primary education.
Volume: Volume 24
Issues: Issue 7
Keywords: identity, Indonesia, Integrated Islamic schooling, primary education