EDULITE: Journal of English Education, Literature and Culture
Vol 1, No 2 (2016): EDULITE

ACTION RESEARCH: THEORY AND PRACTICE IN ENGLISH PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

Marlina, Neni (Unknown)
Ramdani, Junjun M (Unknown)
Sri, Melisa (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
31 Aug 2016

Abstract

The action research in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroomaims to enhance development of quality teaching and learning processcontributing not only to the quality of EFL teachers in handling the processof teaching learning but also to the quality of the students in learningEnglish. This study aims at analyzing the phenomenon of how pre serviceteachers carry out action research as their final Project. It is conducted inEnglish Education Department, one of universities in Indonesia. Three ofthe students’ papers were selected randomly to analyze. Review ofdocuments and questionnaires were employed as data collection in thisstudy. Having gathered the data, they were holistically analyzed as a casestudy occurring in English Education Department. The results indicatedthere were several cases happened. First, the pre service teachers did notcomprehend holistically the notion of action research. Second, backgroundof the study was not elaborated completely showing evidences of thestudy. Third, it is also unclear how all problem indicators were improvedrationally using particular techniques or method. Fourth, they did not alsocomprehensively collect and analyze the data. The last, reporting theresearch project focused only on the quantitative data rather thanqualitative one. Therefore, both researchers and supervisors are necessaryto possess the whole understanding toward the type of the researchchosen. Enriching literature reviews will enhance their literacy in order toachieve a better implementation in conducting action research.Keywords: action research, case study, pre-service teacher

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Journal Info

Abbrev

edulite

Publisher

Subject

Education

Description

EduLite Journal of English Education, Literature and Culture is a blind peer review international journal which publishes manuscripts within the fields of teaching English as a first, second or foreign language, English language teaching and learning, English language teachers' training and ...