An Among-Based Mentoring Model for Vocational Schools in Yogyakarta and Its Social Impact

Istiningsih Istiningsih


This study aims to investigate how the use of an among-based mentoring model can improve competencies in vocational education at an agricultural vocational school in Yogyakarta and the social impact that this has. Qualitative research methods were applied in this study, with data being collected through questionnaires, field observations, and a literature study. The results indicate that using an among-based mentoring model for agricultural education at the Yogyakarta Agricultural Vocational School falls into the “good” or “acceptable” category. The social impact of the extension helped improve the intimate relationships between students and the instructor. Students gained the ability and courage to convey various topics, and open communication encouraged stronger social behavior. When stronger social relationships are built, the extension workers could identify the expectations of farmers and provide education about developing rice seeds and improving the quality of organic rice production. The novelty of this research lies in the use of the among-based mentoring model, which was developed based on the local philosophical wisdom of the people of Yogyakarta Province. The hope is that this will help solve the problems in delivering agricultural extension in Indonesia. The expected implication is that government and educational institutions will work together to encourage the development of organic farming systems and agricultural startup businesses and consequently improve the welfare of the broader community.


Vocational education; mentoring; social impact

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