A Study of Non – Electronic English Textbooks for Year XI Senior High School Students and Their Use in Banjarmasin

Abdurrahman, Abdurrahman (2012) A Study of Non – Electronic English Textbooks for Year XI Senior High School Students and Their Use in Banjarmasin. S2 thesis, UNY.

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This study aims to describe the two most currently used Non - Electronic English textbooks in Banjarmasin in the aspects of (1) the content appropriateness, (2) the presentation appropriateness, (3) the language appropriateness, and (4) their use in Banjarmasin. This research was descriptive qualitative that was supported by quantitative data. The textbooks were evaluated using Krippendorf’s content analysis (2004:83): unitizing, sampling, coding, reducing data, inferring contextual phenomena, and narrating the result. Criteria used were from Pedoman Penilaian Buku Teks Pelajaran Bahasa Inggris developed by the Board of National Education Standard Team, the Ministry of National Education (2007). The data were collected through observations, interview, and C-Test. The research took place in nine SMANs in Banjarmasin from January 2012 to May 2012. The respondents were all of the 102 eleventh grade students and nine English teachers. The validity used democratic validity and triangulation while the reliability used inter-coder reliability. The democratic validity was reached through giving all school components like principals, teachers, and students chances to speak while the triangulation was through experts’ crosscheck. The inter-coders were given the needed data that should be ticked then concluded and counted the mean so that the final conclusion was more objective. The result of the study shows as follows. (1) In the content appropriateness, the two textbooks have met 100% of the materials required for the eleventh grade for IPA and IPS programs, their depth of materials is mostly grouped into not-depth category especially for the exposure and production sub aspects, inaccurate texts are only 9.8 % for Look Ahead 2 and 13% for Progress XI, the materials are also out of date, none of the texts or activities in the textbooks support vocational skills. (2) In the presentation appropriateness, the two textbooks do not apply the balanced portion concept, Look Ahead 2 has the activities related to the learning presentation completely but very unbalancedly while Progress XI does not contain the activities that support self-reflection and self evaluation of students, Look Ahead 2 does not have glossary and indices while Progress XI has them but they do not meet the criteria. (3) In the language appropriateness, the readability level of the two textbooks is high enough, above 50%; there is also found ungrammaticality 16.6% for Look Ahead 2 and 32% for Progress XI, non unified and incoherent sentences in the textbooks under 10%. (4) In the use aspect, the two textbooks are used with changes in the form of addition in materials and activities. The material addition is from the internet and mostly from other books. As a recommendation, it is better to select textbooks before they are used in the classroom based on the criteria rather than on the teachers’ personal opinions.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non - Electronic English textbooks, content appropriateness, presentation appropriateness, language appropriateness, use
Subjects: Olahraga
Divisions: Sekolah Pascasarjana (SPS) > Program Pascasarjana > Linguistik Terapan
Depositing User: Users 57 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 08:10
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 08:36
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/32323

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