Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Teachers’ Perception toward the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ English Textbook: A Case Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283972,
        author={Alvin Masruroh and Ririn Setyorini and Afsun Aulia Nirmala and H. Hetilaniar and Eka Rizki Amalia},
        title={Teachers’ Perception toward the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ English Textbook: A Case Study},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={teachers’ perceptions english textbooks english teachers},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283972}
    }
    
  • Alvin Masruroh
    Ririn Setyorini
    Afsun Aulia Nirmala
    H. Hetilaniar
    Eka Rizki Amalia
    Year: 2019
    Teachers’ Perception toward the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ English Textbook: A Case Study
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283972
Alvin Masruroh1,*, Ririn Setyorini2, Afsun Aulia Nirmala3, H. Hetilaniar4, Eka Rizki Amalia5
  • 1: MAN Rengel Tuban, East Java, Indonesia
  • 2: Universitas Peradaban, Brebes Middle Java, Indonesia
  • 3: Universitas Pancasakti Tegal, Indonesia
  • 4: Univ. PGRI Palembang Sumatra, Indonesia
  • 5: Institut Pesantren K.H. Abdul Chalim Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia
*Contact email: alvinmas99@gmail.com

Abstract

This study aimed to explore how teachers perceived the use of English textbooks, including problems teachers raised about using them. The participants consisted of six teachers of English in Madrasah Aliyah Negeri Rengel, Tuban. Through classroom observations and semi-structured interviews, it was found that the pro-textbook teachers believed that without textbooks teaching could not be conducted effectively. Some of them revealed that textbooks should go hand in hand with supplementary teaching materials to serve learners' needs. On the contrary, the anti-textbook teachers believed that the use of English textbooks was wasting time. The teachers also reflected on direct and indirect problems which affected the use of English textbooks.