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This study aims to determine the understanding and the obstacles faced and the solutions to overcome the obstacles by elementary school teachers to Curriculum 2013 in SDN Pegadungan 8 Petang. This study used qualitative research methods. Subjects were teachers who implement Curriculum 2013. The data collection technique using interviews, observation, and documentation.The data validity checking technique istriangulation. Data analysis steps is recording and collection, reduction, presentation, and verification.The results showed that: (1) the majority of teachers do not have enough knowledge to understand Curriculum 2013 as a whole and yet ready to implement Curriculum 2013, (2) the teacher obstacles was the training obtained is not sufficiently and the obstacles in implement learning based Curriculum 2013, (3) the teachers efforts to overcome the obtacles is training, learning and gather information, (4) technology is not used properly, (5) lack of understanding of 2013 curriculum books for students,(6) the lack of students in understanding 2013 curriculum materials. Based on the results of this study concluded that SDN Pegadungan 8 Petang teachers do not understand Curriculum 2013. Teachers experienced problems in understanding Curriculum 2013 theoretically dan practically. The solutions to overcome the obstacles in understanding Curriculum 2013 is to develop teacher self-competence.
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