Culture, Content and Competency Toward English Learning of Students of Open Junior Secondary School

Lukman, Muhammad (2004) Culture, Content and Competency Toward English Learning of Students of Open Junior Secondary School. In: Seminar Nasional UT - SEAMOLEC 2004, 2-3 September 2004, Universitas Terbuka.


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English as an International language plays an important role in communication among people in the world. It ranges from developed countries to developing countries. Indonesia, as a developing country in Southeast Asia, is also placing English as an important subject in elementary to higher schools. The Ministry of Education plans to apply another approach in teaching English for elementary to secondary students in the coming 2004 English curriculum, that is ‘Competency-based Curriculum’. Based on the writer’s experience as an English teacher, attending seminars on English teaching, and the most important is some field researches conducted by his office, this paper will explain about the culture, content, and competency towards English learning of students of open junior secondary school. Open Junior Secondary School (OJSS) is chosen as this is a special program for, particularly, the needy people who could not afford to send their kids to regular schools or the kids who could not enter regular schools for academic reason. The culture of most Indonesian kids especially in rural areas are shy, inferior, and have a little social constraint. To correspond to this reality, the content or the learning material is also adjusted to their needs and interests. And, eventually they will also gain the English competency according to their effort. How they learn English, which content is best presented to them, and how good they achieve English are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): seameo04322.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: english learning, junior secondary school
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 373 Secondary Education (Pendidikan Tingkat Sekolah Lanjutan
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > UT-Seamolec 2004
Depositing User: Praba UT
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 04:04
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 04:04

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