An Inquiry Study on Teachers’ Beliefs and Knowledge of Critical Literacy Pedagogy in Indonesia Context
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- critical literacy, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), teachers’ belief, teachers’ knowledge
In Indonesia, alternative approaches to language and literature teaching that involve critical literacy tend to be regarded as something new. Teachers who want to apply critical literacy, mostly have limited knowledge or experience of what critical literacy is and how to apply it in their classrooms. This study involved fifteen English teachers in primary schools, secondary schools, and universities in Garut, West Java province, Indonesia, who were surveyed related to their belief and knowledge of critical literacy. The results of an open-ended questionnaire followed by an interview revealed that, although these teachers have been teaching English for about one to sixteen years at various levels and schools, some of them showed a lack of knowledge about critical literacy as a methodological approach to teaching English since they have not been able to distinguish between critical literacy and critical thinking. However, all teachers have a strong belief that critical literacy is important to be applied in teaching and learning practices in order to improve students’ ability to understand text. In addition, the study also provides English teachers’ expectation in how they can develop a critical literacy- oriented classrooms.
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TY - CONF AU - Raden Aulia Utami Hidayat PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - An Inquiry Study on Teachers’ Beliefs and Knowledge of Critical Literacy Pedagogy in Indonesia Context BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 155 EP - 159 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.031 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.031 ID - Hidayat2020 ER -