TEACHERS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN ENGLISH CLASSROOM (A Case Study at SMP Negeri 1 Sambi, Kabupaten Boyolali)

UNTORO, BAMBANG (2015) TEACHERS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN ENGLISH CLASSROOM (A Case Study at SMP Negeri 1 Sambi, Kabupaten Boyolali). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    The objectives of this research are (1) to describe the teachers‟ attitudes towards teaching reading comprehension, (2) to describe the causes of the attitude and (3) to describe its implementation the attitude in English classroom. The headmaster, two English teachers, and two students of class 9 of SMP Negeri 1 Sambi in Kabupaten Boyolali participated in this study which was administered in a case study using Grounded Theory method. The data for this study were taken by in-depth interview, passive participant observation and document analysis. In analyzing the data, the writer conducted Constant Comparative Method to derive theory from the data. The results of the research show that the teachers‟ attitudes towards teaching reading comprehension were: (1) the teachers were over serious to prepare students to face the final examination; (2) they tent to teach grammar, vocabulary and reading strategies related to the text taught, and (4) they believed that reading comprehension was the most important skill to teach. The causes of the attitudes were: (1) their obedience towards the Headmaster‟s instruction, their enthusiasm towards teaching reading, and their anxiety of the result of the final examination, and (2) their experience as teachers who understood students‟ difficulties and needs of vocabulary, grammar and reading strategies mastery. The implementation of teachers‟ attitude in English classroom were: (1) the teaching materials were texts, vocabulary, and grammar suitable with the blueprint of the final examination, (2) the reading strategies taught were Instructional Cloze Strategy and Text Structure Strategy, and (3) the purposes of reading taught were reading for searching for simple information, skimming, and general comprehension. It can be concluded that teachers‟ attitudes towards teaching reading comprehension and its implementation in English classroom are greatly influenced by the final examination will be faced by students, teachers‟ psychological factors and experience, and the instruction of the policy makers. It remains suggestions for teachers to learn how to enrich their knowledge and capabilities to teach reading comprehension. Suggestions are also addressed to the policy makers to facilitate teachers with appropriate teaching training and guidance for balancing to their absolute policy. Keyword: attitude, teaching reading comprehension, implementation, case study

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
    Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Ihwan Ali
    Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 14:56
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 14:56
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/18411

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