An assessment of an English textbook of the vocational school

Sarita Merilia(1), Syarief Fajaruddin(2*), Arbain Arbain(3),

(1) SMP Islam Terpadu LHI Yogyakarta
(2) Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
(3) Universitas Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


This study aims at assessing the English textbook quality of “Bahasa Inggris” for grade XI vocational school students published by Ministry of Education and Culture 2014 and written by Bashir (2014) which involves four aspects of the textbook under study: (1) content, (2) learning activity, (3) language, and (4) graphic design. This research was descriptive qualitative research employing a content analysis method. The instrument was developed based on the adaptation of good textbook criteria proposed by (BSNP, 2014; Cunningsworth, 1995; Hutchinson & Waters, 1994). This research shows the following results. First, the content quality of the English textbook is categorised as good. The material covered all of the basic competencies which are demanded for the first semester of vocational school. However, it is found that the vocabularies, the texts and the topics are not relevant to the tourism students’ needs. Second, the learning activity of the textbook is categorised as fair. It provides individual, pair and small-group task activities, but the activities are not concerned with the students’ subject matter. Third, the quality of the language of the textbook is categorised as very good. The language fits students’ development and level and uses standard English. And the last, graphic design of the textbook is very good. One of the indications is the consistency of the layout.


Keywords


Assessment; English textbook; Vocational School

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33292/arisen.v1i2.46

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