CHARACTER EDUCATION FOR EDUCATORS THROUGH SCHOOL BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN MALANG DISTRICT
Mohamad Syahri, Ahmad Sofwani, Defrian Marza Arisandi.
Character education is a very urgent action to determine the nation's character in the future. Environmental Education is a way to actualize this goal by knowing the fact that the environment of life that is suffering so much now arouses the sympathy of those who happen to see it. With an interest in educating participants to love the environment, therefore, the Malang Regency Government has delegated policies to the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Department of Forestry, and the Environment Agency, to regulate the construction of what is called the Conservation School. The current environmental crisis is caused by misplaced human behavior. Such behavior is rooted in the wrong human mindset about their relationship with nature or the place where they live. The research location is Malang Regency, East Java Province, which is considered to suffer from an environmental crisis. Data collection methods include: a) Observation, b) In-depth interviews, c) Documentation, and d) Focus Group Discussions (FGD). The results of the study are explained as follows: 1) Providing character education to educated participants on environmental preservation is carried out through various means; 2) Educated participants can participate in environmental preservation if they have relevant competencies; 3) The participation of educated participants in environmental preservation is strengthened in several ways; 4) Factors that support and hinder character education for environmental preservation.