Voices from Internal Stakeholders on the Impacts of National Exam on English Language Teaching at Junior High Schools in Yogyakarta.

Romios, Laser and Purbani, Widyastuti (2020) Voices from Internal Stakeholders on the Impacts of National Exam on English Language Teaching at Junior High Schools in Yogyakarta. S2 thesis, Program Pascasarjana.

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This research aims to investigate the voices from the internal stakeholders on the impacts of National Exam (NE) on English language teaching at junior high schools (JHS) in Yogyakarta, particularly those of the English teachers and their students. This research is qualitative research involving three private JHS’s and three state JHS’s in Yogyakarta, chosen according to their NE-based ranks: low, mediocre, and high performing. The subjects are one student and one English teacher of each school. The data were collected through interviews and documents, and analyzed using the analysis model of Miles, Huberman, and Saldana (2014), following the steps of data condensation, data categorization, data display, data interpretation, and conclusion drawing and verification. The research findings are as follows. (1) Education decentralization has brought positive impacts to education quality and enhanced school-based management (SBM). (2) NE helps the education authority map out education quality. (3) NE score is still weighted as the total score for graduation. (4) NE can be used to measure how well the curriculum has been achieved. (5) NE narrows down the curriculum. (6) NE hinders students from exploring their critical thinking. (7) NE causes teaching paradigms to shift. (8) Teachers have been gradually interested in getting involved in education policy making. Further, teachers in general believed that the abolishment of NE will give them freedom to teach what students need to study with a more personalized assessment. The transition from high-stakes testing to school-based assessment may bring success to ELT classroom activities and eventually create a well-rounded education. At last, future researchers may as conduct similar research with a bigger sample. It is worth noting that selecting eloquent participants is key to the believability and success of the research. The researchers have to coordinate with teachers well when they want to conduct research on them.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational policy, English language teaching, internal stakeholders, National Exam
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Program Pascasarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Pascasarjana
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2021 02:31
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 02:28
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/70496

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