College world with the world is much different secondary schools (the top and the first). High school world is a joy-filled period, selfishness, kegundahan typical teenager, and the ideals of life which is dominated by measures of material and pragmatic. College world differently, as if to open everything, explaining "It's the real life '. Full color and combat identity formation as measured by the spirit of intellectualism, and finally the recognition of the work. Life is not as simple as previously thought, but still keep the beauty and mystery of the potential for broader joy, color, and depth. It all began with the formation of historical consciousness and history of the nation and the strategic position of students therein.
Who is that student?
Student is an icon for every moment of change in policy
campus. Even to say that students are agent of change and
iron stock future. This paradigm requires each student to actively
in every moment on campus even country level. Why
This paradigm necessary? If the student ignored the development of a
campus policies or state and found that the policy is detrimental to
people, who will make the opposition and pengkritisan? Poor,
pedicab driver or businessman?
History and Strategic Role of Students
History is a dialectical process. It was formed from a variety of events at the same time the character of deconstructive and constructive. He destroyed a new establishment to present a different order. The new order could be an improvement over the old order-usually referred to as a reformative process-or even a new condition that it is completely different and opposite. The latter is often understood as a process that is revolutionarily. Historical dialectic that emerged as a reaction to the many questions a dynamic life.
In addition, the needs of human life growing demand for innovation, both of ideas and products of civilization. Therefore, the historical process will continue in the loop-antithesa thesa-sinthesa. Nothing changes except change itself.
As an educated minority groups, students have much strength in him, among others, the moral strength (moral force), the power of ideas (the power of ideas) and the power of reason (power of reason). Students are minorities .... The activists was also in the minority student population. But they play a prophetic role. They see far ahead and think what is not or has not been considered by the general public. In their vision, it seems a fundamental error in society. And they wanted a change. Not merely marginal changes, but fundamental changes. They devised a process of transformation.
History of Indonesia also noted how important the role of good student as well as post in the process towards the establishment of the Indonesian state. The Role of Indonesian students who are members of various student organization is very prominent in major changes in this republic. History later noted their role in the formation of Indonesian nationalism through the Youth Pledge (Youth Pledge) in 1928, the Soekarno-Hatta kidnapping that encourage the acceleration of the proclamation of independence to August 17, 1945, the transition of the Old Order to New Order the late 1960s, and the transition from New Order to Era of Reform in 1998.
Therefore, it seems appropriate if Indonesianis, Benedict Anderson mentioned that the history of Indonesia is the history of youth. Attendance pemudalah, said Benedict Anderson, who created a future moment in Indonesian history, the history of the formation of a single nation, freed from the oppression of colonialism (Revolutionary Youth: 1988).
As a 'crater Candradimuka' establishment activists, student organizations are never single and polarized by ideological beliefs of each. Each group has its attitudes, views, understanding, and different assessments of a number of problems. They also differ in the ideal of an ideal form of society. However, it can not be denied that student organizations play a major role especially in the preparation and service cadres successor nations, regardless of ideological beliefs and ideals of the ideal.
History records that the year 1996-1998, students experience
periods of tense and full of struggle in the guarding period
Suharto regime's leadership. Not only the property or time, but
nyawapun they are ready to sacrifice. "Different times, different circumstances." Probably
that's what most struck the Indonesian students. Statement on
above is true. However, most students now interpret
different. They assume that it is important college graduate with a GPA
good and quick job. Unlike students who prefer to deal first
with bureaucracy. 'Now his condition is different, not like before'. This is what
a trend of students now.
To be an ideal student we first have to understand first what a 'nature' of the student. At least four predicates are attached to the student's first academic personnel. In this context the student is a man-hungry learner knowledge and information for the development of ratio and personality. At once become part of the world carrying the shaded scientifics values, morality and independence.
Second, youth. Students are part of the youth and the youth are the owners 'young blood', the search for identity and shape their world sometimes does not translate in a rational but emotional. In her youth, students are beings who desire a change, progression, and created his own world which differs from the artificial world of the parents'.
Third, the youth of the nation. As the youth of the nation, he is a portrait of the future of his nation. That's why a lot of sense if a nation is put to her expectations. As the youth of the nation, students must study the problems, and restlessness nation. Understand the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of the nation. More importantly, be part problem solver, not a burden (liability) for the nation.
Fourth, the intellectual elite. Less than five percent of Indonesian youth to higher education. Therefore, students are inevitably formed into 'elite' because their numbers are few and obtained a special opportunity to climb higher education. As an elite intellectuals, students rightly become 'compass', which indicates the direction of the nation. To be 'incandescent' that illuminate the surrounding environment.
Paradigm shift seems to have happened yesterday, and students
today. If yesterday's students tend to move for welfare
people, but sometimes forget to study. Now the contrary, active
pursuing business studies, but his social life began to fade. When we look at two
conditions above, the students seemed that each age, students have
different strengths and weaknesses. Then, what is the ideal type of student?
Students are elite in this nation. Of the many
youth in this country, they who have the scientific capacity of more than
the rest. Actually, they were the most can be expected to lead
changes in this nation. And in this nation's hopes kenyataannnya
on them, although this nation does not realize it.
Therefore, a student, has been charged with three roles: 1) agents
changes, 2) guard value, and 3) reserves for the future. Ideal student
are those who can recognize, understand, and perform a role
given to them by their best.
Sufficient capacity is required to run these roles
carefully. There are three major groups required capacity: 1)
character and moral capacity, 2) socio-political capacity, 3) the capacity of scientific and
In short the ideal student is struggling to meet the predicate-predicate attached to student status above. Student is not true that students come to college and then go home, wait until graduation, hoping - to work in companies and institutions that are flashy. He was not satisfied with the knowledge gained in the classroom alone. He was in search of knowledge and personality in the form of libraries, discussions and seminars, study club, student organization intra and extra, and conduct public / community service. Even doing "movements", created the prototype of the future of mankind and society!