Management of Culture-Based Education in the Special Region of Yogyakarta

  • Eddy Setyanto, Isthifa Kemal, Suryadi, Matin, Totok Amin Soefiajanto


This study aims to evaluate culture-based education  (CBE) policies at the high school level in Special Region of Yogyakarta in whichCBEhas been mandatory based on the Law on the Privileges of the Special Region of Yogyakarta  (DIY) which teaches manners, true noble values, and other local wisdom as found in Yogyakarta. This mandate continued with the adoption of regional regulation No. 5 of 2011 concerning the management and implementation of cultural-based education. Employing a qualitative approach with an evaluative method, the research adoptedStufflebeam’sCIPPmodel  (context, input, process, product). Data were collected through participatory observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation, and were analyzed by Miles & Huberman's (1984) data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing/verification. The results of this study indicate that the implementation of culture-based education policies at the high school level in Yogyakarta in some aspects have not yet reached the evaluation criteria and improvement seems needed, but in general, these policies have run well and should continue to be applied for the management and implementation of education in DIYbased on the National Education System by upholding DIY’s noble cultural valuesin addition to respecting other regional, national, and positive global cultures.