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ERIC Number: EJ1100530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-480X
Inculcating Character Education through EFL Teaching in Indonesian State Schools
Qoyyimah, Uswatun
Pedagogies: An International Journal, v11 n2 p109-126 2016
This paper describes how English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in Indonesia have implemented the recent character education policy within an era of school-based curriculum reform. The character education policy required all teachers, EFL teachers included, to instil certain values in every lesson whilst the school-based curriculum reform permitted teachers to develop locally responsive curriculum content. The design behind the reform seeks to sharpen education's role as a site of moral inculcation in the face of growing social diversity that threatens social cohesion and the prolonged social problem of massive corruption. Drawing on Durkheim's distinction between secular and religious morality, this paper considers how the Indonesian curriculum promoted rational or secular moral education and how the EFL teachers enacted religious moral education given religiosity is salient in both the community and schools of Indonesia. Bernstein's concepts of pedagogic discourse, instructional and regulative discourses were adopted to analyse how EFL teachers have recontextualized both curricular reforms in their micro pedagogic settings. The conclusion suggests that teachers' implementation of moral education in their classes was dominated by their school communities' and the teachers' own preferred value of religiosity. Such values played out in their classes through both the regulative discourse and the instructional discourse.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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