TEACHERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRICULUM AND THEIR PRACTICE OF USING EFL TEXTBOOKS TO ACHIEVE THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Hodijah, Ida Siti (2006) TEACHERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRICULUM AND THEIR PRACTICE OF USING EFL TEXTBOOKS TO ACHIEVE THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES. S2 thesis, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

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Abstract

This study is an attempt to portray the teachers’ understanding of the curriculum and their practice of the use of textbooks in the classrooms to achieve the learning objectives. The study involves three English teachers from three-level classes: year ten, eleven, and twelve, ten-observed classes, and twenty–seven interviewed students.The three research questions set up in order to focus the research. They are made to seek the answers about the teacher’s understanding on the previous English curriculum, the teacher’s and the student’s perception on the EFL textbook, and the role of the textbook to achieve the learning objectives.The data for this descriptive-naturalistic study obtained from three-month field observation through routine class visits. To gain in-depth and accurate data about the use of EFL textbooks in the classrooms, the researcher used note-taking and videotaping in the teaching-learning observation. She also conducted some interviews with the three English teachers and twenty-seven students. The documents analyses also implemented in the study to have a better perspectives on the field being investigated.The study concludes that the teachers’ understanding on the present curriculum (The 2004 English Curriculum and the Content Standard) is quite close to the basic principles of the curriculum. Their answers given to the questions about the understanding of the present curriculum are related to the expected answers. The students’ perception on the EFL textbooks used in the classroom is also significant with the answers given by the teacher. the same questions given such as kinds of tasks and materials expected to be available in an EFL textbook and the criteria of a good EFL textbook. The role of the textbook to achieve the learning objectives is also commented the same by all the teachers that it gives a great role to achieve the learning objectives.The findings above are expected to give an overview for the textbook writers, the editors, and the textbook publishers as the reference when deciding to publish a textbook: About the teacher’s understanding on the present curriculum, about the teacher’s and student’s perception on the textbook, and about the role of the textbook to achieve the learning objectives

Item Type: Skripsi Tesis Atau Disertasi (S2)
Additional Information: Nomor Panggil TBING HOD t-2006
Uncontrolled Keywords: CURRICULUM, PRACTICE OF USING EFL, LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Sekolah Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris S-2
Depositing User: Mr. Hada Hidayat
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 07:26
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 07:26
URI: http://repository.upi.edu/id/eprint/9898

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