Strengthening the Social Function of Land Rights through Learning Priangan Agraria Study in Civic Education Perspective (A study in Vocational High School, Pasawahan, Ciamis)


  • Triana Rejekiningsih Indonesia Education University


Keywords, social function, civic education.


This study aims to explore the extent of how “Priangan Agrarian Studyâ€, a subject taught at Vocational High School (SMK) Pasawahan in Ciamis, West Java, could strengthen the people’s understanding of social function of land. The researcher believes that adequate understanding of the function will contribute to the enforcement of agrarian law. The study used a qualitative and explorative research methodology to find new ideas, relations as well as problems to produce a new grounded theory. This study was conducted at SMK Pasawahan by using purposive sampling. The data was analyzed by using interactive analytical model. Based on the study, it was found that (1) the “Priangan Agrarian Study†was taught by the school in a bid to equip its students with knowledge, skills and mindset about agrarian reform; (2) SMK Pasawahan has developed its students’ competencies through active learning process, discussions, problem-based learning, simulation and research about agrarian life in rural areas; (3) “Priangan Agrarian Studyâ€can be used as an alternative solution to shape citizens’ characters so that they have more awareness in implementing the social function of land. Based on Priangan Agrarian Study, this article develops a model of civic education that promotes teaching on social function of land. The model is based on developing three competences that include: (1) civic knowledge (discussing knowledge on social function of land); (2) civic dispositions (discussing characters needed to implement social function of land); and (3) civic skills (discussing skills needed to cultivate and use land according to its social.


Author Biography

Triana Rejekiningsih, Indonesia Education University

Doctoral Student Indonesia Education University

Citizenship Education Study Program


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How to Cite

Rejekiningsih, T. (2014). Strengthening the Social Function of Land Rights through Learning Priangan Agraria Study in Civic Education Perspective (A study in Vocational High School, Pasawahan, Ciamis). Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2(6). Retrieved from