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GRAMMAR IN THE TEACHING OF EFL IN INDONESIA: Theories and Findings of Empirical Studies

July 5, 2007 at 8:48 am | In Books published | No Comments

GRAMMAR

Summary

This book attempts to provide an enrichment of the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning Literature, particularly the roles of grammar in the context of the Teaching of English as Foreign Language in Indonesia. It encompasses the discussion on theories underlying the importance of grammar in language instruction and a number empirical studies supporting the explicit grammar instruction. Following the review of empirical of empirical studies, is a brief report of study focusing on the investigation of the effectiveness of the explicit grammar instruction delivered by utilizing a self-access Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) program in assisting Indonesian students to improve their mastery of English grammar.€ This book is intended as a reference book for those whose job is related to the teaching of English and those engaged in the research and development of EFL teaching and learning.

Author’s Preface

This book attempts to provide an enrichment of the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning Literature, particularly the roles of grammar in the context of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia. It encompasses the discussion on theories underlying the importance of grammar in language instruction and a number of empirical studies supporting the explicit grammar instruction. Following the review of theories and empirical studies, is a brief report of a study focusing on the investigation of the effectiveness of explicit grammar instruction delivered by utilizing a self – access Computer – Assisted Language Learning (CALL) program in assisting Indonesian students to improve their mastery of English grammar. The last part of this book offers some recommendations and implications. This book is intended as a reference book for those whose job is related to the teaching of English and those engaged in the research and development of EFL teaching and learning. Most parts of this book are originally derived from my Ph.D research study “EFL Self Access Computer – Assisted Language Learning for Indonesian Students: an Experimental Study”(199 8) supervised by Dr. Howard Nicholas and Dr. Lloyd Holliday, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Some practical experience, however, is merged and integrated into some of the parts of this book to make it more comprehensive. The idea of synthesising some parts of my dissertation into this book is due to my colleagues’ urging and my intention to share with the readers my ‘contradictory’ ideas. In addition, this book intends to highlight the roles of grammar in the era of the communicative approach in language teaching that reverberates in every corner of this country. The information presented here is not intended to be a panacea for coping with the problems of the teaching of English as a Foreign Language nor is it intended to be prescriptive; this book is simply a resource from which the readers, particularly English teachers, are expected to make further and more productive efforts to improve the results of the Teaching of EFL in Indonesia.

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ACADEMIC WRITING: Integrating Grammar into Basic Writing Skills

July 5, 2007 at 6:46 am | In Books published | No Comments

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Summary

Academic writing covers primarily knowledge of grammatical features necessary and required to develop writing skills. It emphasises the mastery of knowledge of fundamental grammatical features and their usage and application to writing. The materials have been organized in such a way that enables the learners to gain proper knowlegde and concept of English grammar, and be able to use the correct grammar in the writing academic and scientific essays.This book is suitable for those who intend to develop writing skills, particularly students of the English departement, academic scholars, and those whose jobs are related to writing a report or article in English.

Preface

Being good at written English, beside spoken English, constitutes a dream of every learner of English as a Foreign Language, particularly in Indonesia. Some students have often devoted their time to do anything to acquire this writing skill. Nevertheless, their gains are not always satisfactory; some students are even feeling very frustrated as their efforts end up with no significant improvement. My interviews with a number of Indonesian learners of English in regard to the difficulty in English writing skill imply that grammar constitutes one of the most prominent language components they need in writing. They frequently make ‘choppy’ and inaccurate sentences due to incorrect use and some missing grammatical features. Their sentences are often not understandable, unreadable, and even meaningless. Therefore, equipping the students with sufficient knowledge of fundamental English grammatical features in context prior to developing their grammatical mastery into writing skill is likely to be salient. This book, Academic Writing Book 1, is an integrated part of a three – book series intended to provides learners of English the knowledge of some fundamental English grammatical features and their application in writing. Hence, to gain better writing skill the learners are encouraged to possess and gradually learn all three books.

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INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES: In Computer – Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

July 5, 2007 at 8:07 am | In Books published | No Comments

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Summary

This book is addessed to those who are concerned with the utilization of multimedia and computer technology for the sake of learning purposes, which in a modern academic setting, known as Computer – Assisted Learning (CAL). The initial part of this book provides the historical review of the hypertext system which encompasses concept of the hypertext and hypermedia and application of hypertext in education, particulary in language learning. This book also provides a discussion on Computer – Assisted Language Learning (CALL) that includes the discussion on advantages of CALL, and a discussion of individual differences in CALL Following the discussion on CALL is review highlighting the importance of individual differences in language lerning, particulary in the context of CALL and some technical aspects and principles of designing CALL.

Preface

At the beginning of this preface, I would like to share my long journey and experience about why I am interested in utilising computer and multimedia for the sake of educational and learning purposes. Following this is a brief explanation about the idea of writing this book. Finally, overall information of the whole book is presented to provide a clear description on what this book is all about. I used to be a novice person who knew nothing about a hypertext system, multimedia and computer technology. Before going to the U.K. to pursue my study, I was a bit nervous every time I used a computer; feeling so worried about breaking the computer and having troubles with it. All my worries went away after I got used to using it – practising a lot, using computers very often, and seeking assistance whenever I was in trouble, until I felt a computer is a part of my life. My interest in Computer – Assisted Language Learning (CAL) initially started when I was attending the lecture of “Computer and Information” at the Department of Information Studies, the University of Sheffield (U.K.) in 1992 from which I began to realise that computers can be utilised to facilitate learning, particularly learning language. Since then, I have gotten more interested in knowing more about merging computers and multimedia into language learning, until I could finally create a computer – assisted learning program using hypertext system: a CAL tutorial program for learners of English. I got more confident when the users of my CAL program responded positively towards the program I had created. Moreover, encouragement given by my Ph.D. supervisors, Dr. Howard Nicholas and Dr. Lloyd Holliday, had a particular role in stimulating my interest in this area. This brief story of my journey of bringing computers and multimedia into a language classroom, should not be seen as a frustrating process, but a challenging one; a challenging process in altering “knowing nothing” about a hypertext system, multimedia and computer technology into “knowing something” about them, and even loving them. This book is addressed to those who are concerned with the utilisation of multimedia and computer technology for the sake of learning purposes, which in a modern academic setting, known as Computer – Assisted Learning (CAL). The book provides you with theories, empirical studies and practical plans of action. In part 1, I begin by establishing the historical review of the hypertext system which encompasses concept of the hypertext and hypermedia, advantages of hypertext, problems with hypertext, and discussing the application of hypertext in education, including the application of hypertext in language learning. Part 2 provides a discussion on Computer – Assisted Language Learning (CALL) that includes the discussion on computers and language learning, issues regarding the change of methods of language teaching, the underlying considerations of CALL, advantages and disadvantages of CALL, and students’ views and perceptions towards the CALL program. Part 3 is devoted to a discussion of individual differences in CALL which starts by reviewing models of second language learning and their variables, models with independent learner variables, and models with interdependent learner variables. Following this review is a summary highlighting the importance of individual differences in language learning, particularly in the context of CALL. Part 4 presents a technical aspect of designing CALL which comprises initial planning and principles for designing and testing the CALL program. Part 5 provides a summary of the book which highlights the roles of individual differences in CALL and some points to be taken into consideration when designing the CALL program. Finally, I do hope that this book will be able to serve as a reference for anyone who is interested in learning, designing and developing CALL.

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SUPERVISI PENDIDIKAN: Mewujudkan Sekolah Efektif dalam Kerangka Manajemen Berbasis Sekolah

July 5, 2007 at 8:49 am | In Books published | No Comments

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Ringkasan

Buku Supervisi Pendidikan : Mewujudkan Sekolah Efektif dalam Kerangka Manajemen Berbasis Sekolah, merupakan buku referensi yang terdiri dari dua bagian. Bagian pertama memuat beberapa hal yang merupakan filosofi dan pertimbangan mendasar mendasar perlunya supervisi pendidikan, paradigma baru sistem pembinaan dan pengembangan pendidikan, Manajemen Berbasis Sekolah (MBS). Sedangkan bagian kedua, membahas hal – hal yang bersifat teknis mengenai supervisi pendidikan sesuai dengan kondisi nyata di lapangan. Buku ini sangat penting bagi pejabat Dinas Pendidikan, pengawas, kepala sekolah, guru dan siapa saja yang pekerjaannya terkait dengan supervisi pendidikan, untuk mengetahui filosofi, konsep dasar dan teknik serta aspek – aspek supervisi di bidang pendidikan sejalan dengan paradigma baru sistem pengelolaan dan pembinaan pendidikan.

Prakata

Manajemen Berbasis Sekolah yang merupakan refleksi pergeseran paradigma sistem pengelolaan dan pembinaan pendidikan dari centralized system menuju decentralized system menuntut kesadaran, komitmen, dan keterlibatan semua pemangku kepentingan (stakeholders) pendidikan untuk saling bekerja sama dan membangun sinergi mewujudkan sekolah efektif. Supervisor, sebagai salah satu pemangku kepentingan pendidikan, memiliki peran yang amat penting dalam mewujudkan sekolah efektif dalam kerangka Manajemen Berbasis Sekolah, yang ditandai oleh pembelajaran yang bernuansa Aktif, Senang, Interaktif dan Kreatif sehingga Efektif (ASIK – Efektif) dalam mencapai tujuan pembelajaran. Peran dan keberadaan supervisor semakin diperlukan tidak hanya untuk memberikan bimbingan, bantuan dan pembinaan kepada guru untuk meningkatkan kinerja dalam pengelolaan pembelajaran, tetapi yang lebih penting adalah sebagai “perekat” (glue) bagi warga sekolah, sehingga dapat saling bekerja sama mendukung tercapainya tujuan sekolah. Namun demikian, implementasi supervisi di lapangan masih sangat bervariasi. Bahkan di beberapa sekolah, supervisi tidak dapat berjalan dengan optimal dan efektif dikarenakan oleh beberapa faktor, antara lain kurang memadainya pengetahuan, keterampilan dan pengalaman supervisor, termasuk pengawas dan kepala sekolah, maupun pemahaman guru tentang supervisi yang belum memadai. Oleh karena itu, baik supervisor maupun guru dan pihak – pihak yang disupervisi perlu secara pro aktif menambah pengetahuan dan pemahaman mereka tentang supervisi agar terjalin keterpaduan dan kerjasama sinergi dalam menunjang pelaksanaan supervisi di sekolah.Buku ini merupakan buku referensi bagi supervisor (pengawas, penilik, kepala sekolah), guru atau siapa saja yang pekerjaannya terkait dengan kegiatan supervisi di bidang pendidikan. Buku ini memuat filosofi dan pertimbangan mendasar perlunya supervisi pendidikan, mulai dari reformasi pendidikan, paradigma baru sistem pembinaan dan pengembangan pendidikan, Manajemen Berbasis Sekolah (MBS) dan sekolah efektif, peran supervisi dalam mewujudkan sekolah efektif dalam kerangka MBS. Di samping itu, buku ini juga memuat hal – hal yang lebih bersifat teknis mengenai supervisi pendidikan, yang disesuaikan dengan paradigma baru supervisi pendidikan, serta kiat – kiat dan saran bagaimana supervisor dapat melaksanakan supervisi dengan baik dan efektif. Saya berharap buku ini dapat memberikan manfaat bagi supervisor – pengawas, penilik, kepala sekolah – dan guru, serta pihak – pihak lain yang terkait dengan kegiatan supervisi sebagai salah satu bahan rujukan untuk menambah wawasan tentang supervisi pendidikan.

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Posted by JASMANSYAH pada Juli 24, 2008

ustralian Studies

June 25, 2008 at 11:38 am | In Books published | No Comments

Preface

This book is primarily written for Indonesian students who are interested in knowing more about their geographically southern neighbour, Australia. It is to provide an introductory insight on how Australians live, what they eat, how they use their environment, how they form their government and their education system as well as how they live together in a multicultural society.

It is probably only more or less 200 years ago that Indonesia and Australia have set out on different course which factors have influenced their social and economic developments profoundly. Those different parameters have influenced their human relationship and their relationship with their living and working environment. This in turn has affected how they allocate their time, how they socialise and even their consumption patterns.

Due to the advancement of the electronic media, easier communication and travel, it has become straightforward to do a virtual or even real island hopping from Australia to Indonesia or other regions in the Pacific. In the 21st century it is apparent that due to this technological advancement cultures are not anymore growing unconnectedly, but that cultures are increasingly intermingling to form a multicultural Pacific-Asian culture with only merely regional variations. It is not only technological advancement which has helped to diminish the cultural gap but even also by the education system of both Australia and Indonesia. Their national education policies have instigated that the Indonesian language is being taught in many primary school, secondary and universities in Australia while the English language is being taught in many educational institutions in Indonesia.

It has been noticed that due to technological advancement Australia has entered the Indonesian home with life pictures of the Australian landscapes and Australian endemic animals on television, while fast food chains have introduced western flavours to Indonesian taste buds. The same counts for Australia where “nasi goreng” doesn’t require to be translated as “fried rice”. Just as the Indonesian landscapes of Bali or the Borobudur stupa in Java, which don’t need any further introduction to the Australian public.

In compiling this book difficult choices had to be made in what to include and what to exclude as it is our aim to produce a concise book which covers essential material which could assist lecturers in preparing course material for an Australian Social Study subject or project. At the same time an attempt was made to create an enjoyable book for anyone who is interested in Australia or to expand a library with a handy up to date reference book. Your comments on this publication would be very much appreciated and will be taken in consideration in the next updated issue.

Semarang, January 2008

Hartoyo

J. J Richard Weintré

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