Since regional autonomy was implemented in Indonesia, local government has the authority to diversify education by establishing local content curriculum. The the implementation of local content curriculum was not carried out optimally, both in West Java Province and Riau Islands. Local content curriculum is only limited to local language lessons but it does not have an impact on language preservation as well as the cultivation of regional cultural values. The purpose of implementing local content curriculum is for students could be more familiar and engage to their environment so they are not alienated from the socio-cultural context in which they live. Some problems were found related to the implementation of local content curriculum, are the absence of regional regulations that provide legality for the implementation of local content curriculum, limited number of teachers who are competent in the fields of culture and local languages, and limited teaching materials and references in learning culture and local languages. This research recommends that local governments should immediately to formulate the appropriate regulations of the implementation of local content curriculum. The solution of the limitations of teachers and teaching materials, the culturalist could engaged to teach local language and introduce the values of local wisdom, as well as the need for a national movement to realise a nation of character based on the values of local wisdom.


Keywords: local content curriculum, local government, autonomy, values of local wisdom.