The Profile of Elementary School English Teachers’ Competence in Surabaya
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- Elementary school English teachers, Competence, Young learners, 2013 National curriculum
Teaching English to young learners is different from teaching English to adults. Due to young learners’ characteristics, elementary or primary school English teachers should be very creative in implementing joyful learning for their students so that students will be able to acquire and learn the target language (i.e. English) subconsciously. In line with this, elementary school English teachers should provide themselves with knowledge of English and how to teach it to their students. Therefore, a study investigating elementary school English teachers’ competence needs to be conducted. This study aims to describe the elementary school English teachers’ competence in Surabaya in terms of their professional competence development, such as their employment status, certification status, and educational background. Besides, this study also aims to describe their pedagogical competence development, particularly their knowledge and understanding on 2013 National Curriculum employed in elementary school and its components such as Basic Competencies, English syllabus, lesson plan, teaching techniques/methods, learning media and materials, and assessment. The results of this study show that most of elementary school English teachers in Surabaya (of the 284 teachers who became the research respondents of this study) are still non-civil servant (non-PNS) although they have long devoted themselves to teaching in state elementary schools. Referring to the age, almost half of the total number of those teachers is between 30-40 years old, and the rest are over 40 years of age, only a small number are under 30 years old. In relation to the status of teacher’s certification (sertifikasi guru), few teachers have joined teachers training and got their certificates. While related to educational background, almost all of those teachers have an educational background of S1 (Bachelor of Education), and the rest have Master level education (Masters). Dealing with the teachers’ knowledge and understanding on 2013 National Curriculum employed in elementary school and its components, it can be concluded that they lack of that knowledge. Using the previous curriculum (2006 Curriculum) and less workshops or socialization on 2013 National Curriculum employed in elementary school are the main reasons that cause them lack of knowledge and understanding on 2013 National Curriculum and its components. Therefore, such workshops, trainings and socializations are much needed.
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TY - CONF AU - Esti Kurniasih AU - Ririn Pusparini PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - The Profile of Elementary School English Teachers’ Competence in Surabaya BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 993 EP - 997 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.167 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.167 ID - Kurniasih2020 ER -