Teachers’ Challenges on Implementing EFL Curriculum in Indonesian Rural Area

Christi Agustin Malaikosa, Wening Sahayu


The making of curriculum aims to improve the quality of education in the country. In line with the situation in Indonesia, where the curriculum has always been created with the aim to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. Changes occur within a certain period due to the needs in the education field to change, both in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that must be owned by the generation young nation. The implementation of this curriculum is expected to produce productive, creative, innovative and affective Indonesians through strengthening attitudes, skills and integrated knowledge. Unfortunately, in fact there were lost of challenges faced by teachers on implementing this curricullum especially in English language teaching. This study aimed at finding out the challenges faced by the teachers and their effort to solve that obsctable. The data were collected through interview and classroom observation of teachers in pilot project schools of 2013 curricullum in Alor regency, one of regencies located in Indonesian rural area. The findings showed some difficulties faced by the teachers in planning the teaching material, implemented saintific approach in the classroom and doing authentic assesment.  In the future, this study is expected to built teachers’ ability in implemented good curricullum for the students.

Keywords: Curricullum, Teachers’ challenges, EFL, Rural Indonesian School

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