Agriculturally based Equivalent Education: Insights on Nonformal Education Human Resources and Program Quality

Safuri Musa, Yusuf Muhyiddin, Sri Nurhayati


This study provides an overview of the role of nonformal education human resources in supporting the quality and delivery of agriculturally based equivalent education programs aimed at enhancing adult learner competences in modernized agriculture in Karawang City. The objectives of the study were to assess the condition of the program's implementation, analyze the quality of human resources, identify gaps and challenges, and propose improvements. The study employed a quantitative research approach, utilizing descriptive analysis and documentation strategies. A descriptive statistical analysis was conducted to comprehensively examine the collected data. The findings reveal several important insights. Firstly, educators involved in the program possess the necessary experience and skills, indicating their competence in guiding participants. Secondly, learner participation in equivalent education seminars contributes to the improvement of subject-specific competencies, suggesting the effectiveness of hands-on learning approaches. However, there is a shortage of teaching staff in some institutions, which hampers performance and service quality. Lastly, there is a significant gap between student participation and achievement targets, emphasizing the need for increased support and resources to bridge this disparity. The novelty of this study lies in its focus on nonformal education human resources and their impact on the quality and effectiveness of agriculturally based equivalent education programs. The findings highlight the importance of skilled educators, the value of equivalent education seminars, and the need for adequate staffing and support to enhance student achievement. The study contributes to the existing literature by providing insights and recommendations to improve the implementation and outcomes of agriculturally-based equivalent education programs, particularly in Indonesia.


Doi: 10.28991/HEF-2022-03-04-04

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Agriculture; Service Learning; Service Learning in Agriculture; Nonformal Education; Human Resources; Equivalent Education; Adult Learners; Agricultural-Based Program.


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