The Core Aspects of Teacher Textbook’s Content: An Analysis on Teacher’s Needs

Fahmi Fahmi, Bambang Widi Pratolo, Azwar Abbas

Abstract


The aspects of teacher textbook’s content received less concern among the teachers, academicians, and researchers. Therefore, the present study was carried out to investigate the core aspects of the content of teacher textbook based on teachers’ needs. Three experienced-teachers from different Junior High School in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) were involved at the present study. Namely, Madrasah Mu’alimin Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, SMP Muhammadiyah 2 Prambanan, and SMP Muhammadiyah Pleret. The study used a descriptive qualitative method. A need analysis was carried out to obtained the data through semi-structured interviewed. The data was collected and analyzed through coding and categorizing techniques based on the questions category. The result and findings of the study showed that there are nine core aspects needed by the teachers which should be included in teacher textbook’s content. Based on the findings of the study, the core aspects are: Appearance Design/Layout, Procedures in Teaching, Material Explanation, Teaching Aids, Teaching and Learning Assessment, Time Allocation, Example of classroom language and key answer. These aspects are purely based on an analysis on teachers’ needs and expectations. The researchers point-out that this investigation is fruitful to carry out since it syncronizes the content of teacher textbook and the needs of the teachers which provide the teachers a set of ready-made procedures or steps in teaching. The present study strongly supports any other researchers to investigate other important aspects which can make the content of teacher textbook more resourceful.


Keywords


English Textbook; Teacher Textbook’s Content; Core Aspects; Teacher’s Needs

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