Elementary education is closely related to children. Children, unlike adults, are full of distinctiveness and unique characters that are not easy to be understood. This is in line with what Robert John Meehan, one of the most revered educators, says that “every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding”. Elementary education in every place has different condition and challenges. Therefore, to successfully cope with the child’s uniqueness, a deep understanding and, furthermore, continuously scientific studies are highly required. In academic university lives, the role of lecturers and researchers is unquestionably significant to contribute to the field of elementary education. An effective way, among others, is by doing the researches and then publishing them in scientific journals concerned with elementary education. Consequently, there should be a media to share and exchange knowledge to accomplish the better quality of elementary education.
Trying to take a part in giving positive contribution in the field of elementary education, ElementaryJurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Dasar was initially established by Islamic Elementary School Teacher (so-called Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah, PGMI) Department, Faculty of Tarbiya and Teacher Training, State Islamic Institute Metro, Lampung on March 2015. This was attempted to socialize, share and spread scholarly writings which are based on researches on elementary education. Soon after its establishment, its first edition consisting eight scientific articles was published in June 2015. The existence of Elementary, with all of its efforts to be better journal, gains positive and supportive recognition from many researchers, lecturers, teachers, practitioners, professionals and those who are involved, concerned and dedicated to develop the field of elementary education in Indonesia.
The office of Elementary journal is at Rumah Jurnal IAIN Metro, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, 15 A Iring Mulyo, Metro City, Lampung, Indonesia. Its International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is 2477-1384. Elementary is an Open Journal System (OJS) that can be freely accessed in http://e-journal.metrouniv.ac.id/index.php/elementary.
Elementary : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Dasar is managed and facilitated by Islamic Elementary School Teacher Department, Faculty of Tarbiya and Teacher Training, State Islamic Institute Metro.