2.1 Meaningof Quality EducationInterm, education comes from the Greek paedagogiewhich means guidance. So, paedagogieis the guidance given to the child. In English education is called education that comes from the Romanianlanguage educare which means toguide, direct, or dream.
Can be interpreted that educare is issued, guiding, action realize the potential ofchildren who are brought from birth. In the Big Indonesian Dictionary (KBBI),education is defined as a process of changing the attitude and behavior of aperson or group in an effort to mature man through the process of teaching andtraining.Meanwhile,the definition of quality according to Big Indonesian Dictionary (KBBI) is thelevel of good or bad something. In the context of education, the definition ofquality in this case refers to the educational process and educationaloutcomes. So a quality education is education that can produce graduates whohave the basic skills to learn, so they can follow even be a pioneer in renewaland change by empowering the sources of education optimally through good andconducive learning. 2.2 Standardsof Quality Education In order to realize a standard of qualityeducation are needed to measure or assess the education. In the GovernmentRegulation of the Republic of Indonesia Number 19 Year 2005 on Standards of NationalEducation, the standards of national education is the minimal criteria of theeducation system throughout the jurisdiction of the Unitary State of theRepublic of Indonesia.
There are eight standards of education that must beconsidered to realize quality education, namely:1. Standard of Graduates Competencies isthe qualification criteria for graduate competencies covering attitude,knowledge, and skills.2.
Standard of Content is the criteria onthe scope of the material and the level of Competence to achieve the Competenceof graduates at a certain level and type of education.3. Standard of Process is the criteria ofthe implementation of learning in one unit of education to achieve the GraduateCompetency Standards.4. Standard of Educators and EducationPersonnel are the criteria for pre-service education and feasibility andmental, as well as in-service education.5. Standard of Facility and Infrastructure are the criteria of learning space,gym, workshop, library, laboratory, workshop, playground, creative andrecreational place as well as other learning resources needed to support thelearning process including the use of information and communication technology.
6. Standard of Management is the criteriaof planning, implementing and supervising educational activities in theeducational, district / city, provincial, or national levels of education inorder to achieve the efficiency and effectiveness of education.7. Standard of Financing are the criteriaof the component and the amount of operating unit cost of education applicablefor one year.8. Standard of Educational Assessment isthe criteria of mechanisms, procedures, and instruments for the learningachievement of the Learners.
National Education Standardsare used as a reference for curriculum development to realize the goals of nationaleducation.