School of Pioneer Good Culture

Asri Widiatsih, Rudy Sumiharsono, Dedy Ariyanto


The Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 20 of 2003 Chapter XIV Article 50 Paragraph 5 affirms that the Regency/Municipal government administers primary and secondary education, as well as educational units based on local excellence. The purpose of this study is to describe how schools can be good cultural pioneers by understanding the value of local wisdom found in the communities around the school.

The research was conducted in SMP Negeri 2 Kalisat Subdistrict, Jember District. Data collection was done by in-depth interview, observation, and documentation. Data analysis was done by analyzing individual case data. Data validity checking is done through credibility test, transferability test, and confirmability test. The results of the study show that schools can be a cultural pioneer in the community by integrating local wisdom with education. Local wisdom is interpreted as a way of responding to something based on local culture. good culture is a local culture that can be used to improve education Strived this research is able to provide school input how to be a pioneer of good culture. The conclusions of this research are (1) the principals apply alternative leadership, (2) the relationship between school and community structure is non-formal, (3) implementing school relations program with local wisdom-based society.

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