Implementation of English subject curriculum in Islamic secondary schools in Indonesia using Delphi method
Muhammad – Hasbullah – Syarifudin – Andi Anto Patak
This study was aimed to investigate the implementation of English subject Curriculum used in Islamic secondary schools in Makassar city, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Currently, English subject curriculum includes elements of English and characters as a new approach to replace the previous curriculum. The elements of English subject should be developed together with regional and national characters (values of cultures and beliefs). This study employed survey method and Delphi technique to collect the data. The survey method was used to analyze the elements of English and characters which were collected through eighty two curriculum developers and English teachers. Delphi technique was used to verify the results of the inclusion of elements of English and characters. It used meaningful communication with selected experts of English teachers and curriculum developers working in Islamic secondary schools. The experts answered a list of Delphi for two rounds and one another round was interviewed for final clarification. The findings confirmed that most respondents still had shortage experience to develop and implement this current English subject curriculum. The experts claimed that the practitioners in schools need to be trained to develop precise themes and topics and the ways to integrate the characters in the lesson plan and to evaluate the student’s characters. Also, the practitioners in schools should make together the strategies to include characters for teaching English as recommended by the national education regulation. The conclusion concerned with this study, practitioners should know many cultures and characteristics of people in pluralism country as recommended by the curriculum.
Key words: characters, English subject curriculum, Islamic secondary school, Delphi method
Pages: 143 - 154