DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHARACTER GOTONG ROYONG STUDENTS TO PREPARE THE 21ST CENTURY
The development of the 21st century, marked by the rapid access to information and communication, has unconsciously eroded the character of gotong royong as the value and character of the Indonesian nation. Advances in technology are able to change the pattern of people's lives, such as ways of communicating, studying, economic activities, and other social activities, so that individualistic attitudes are increasingly mushrooming which are contrary to the values and culture of the Indonesian nation, namely mutual cooperation. The need for an attitude of fostering the character of gotong royong starts early, one of which is from students to be able to prepare a 21st century society that is in accordance with the nation's cultural values. This article aims to look at the efforts of implementing educational institutions, namely the Ciamis 1 State Vocational High School in fostering the character of gotong royong through activities at school. This study uses a qualitative approach with a case study type of research data collection techniques using interviews, observation, and documentation studies. Data analysis through data reduction, data display, and data verification. The results showed that the fostering of gotong royong among students was through 1) learning Pancasila and Citizenship Education as one of the subjects that play a role in character education for students 2) Implementing the Pancasila Student Profile Strengthening Project implemented by TEAM P5 3) Healthy School Program Characters such as returning cutlery in the canteen and clean Friday activities that are routinely carried out at school. As for what is a challenge as well as an obstacle in fostering the character of gotong royong is the lack of awareness from students regarding the importance of maintaining and upholding the value of gotong royong as the culture of the Indonesian nation.
Keywords: Gotong Royong, Citizenship Education, Character Education