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This research is to examine the preparedness and initiatives of Teacher Training and Education Institutes (LPTK) and student teachers in implementing Kurikulum Merdeka. This cross-sectional study employs a phenomenological approach. The study encompasses 448 student teachers from various provinces in Indonesia. Data were gathered through a questionnaire featuring open-ended questions, and the results were analyzed using a multistage descriptive coding and pattern approach. The findings reveal that 82.81% of student teachers are ready to implement Kurikulum Merdeka. However, in terms of understanding, 24.55% of them still need to improve their understanding about the new curriculum. In conclusion, there persists a need to continually enhance the knowledge and skills of student teachers in navigating the implementation of Kurikulum Merdeka. Additionally, LPTK must ensure the provision of competencies adequately.


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Dirgantoro, K. P. S., & Soesanto , R. H. (2023). Towards a Paradigm Shift: Analysis of Student Teachers’ and Teacher Education Institutions’ Readiness on Kurikulum Merdeka . Jurnal Pendidikan Dan Kebudayaan, 8(2), 185 - 201.


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