KURIKULUM 2013 DAN ROBOTISASI GURU

by Hartono UNISSULA (This article was published by Suara Merdeka daily newspaper Friday, April 5, 2013, slightly edited by the editor) Meski ada penolakan atau setidaknya permintaan penundaan pelaksanaan Kurikulum 2013 dari beberapa kalangan (SM, 28/3/13), pemerintah berketetapan untuk menerapkan kurikulum tersebut pada Juli tahun ini. Pemerintah telah mengalokasikan anggaran, menyiapkan silabus dan buku, menyiapkan […]

FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

BRINGING TOPICS OF FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION INTO ENGLISH CLASSES: WHY AND HOW By: Hartono1 and Atiya Mahmud Hana2 English Education Department of Sultan Agung Islamic University (UNISSULA) Semarang Though corruption eradication has been voiced out for such a long time, people see that corruption is even getting wilder and expanding. While during the New Order […]

Language Attitude

THE ATTITUDE OF YOUNG INDONESIAN LEARNING ENGLISH TOWARDS THE JAVANESE USED IN THE “EITHER ENGLISH-OR-JAVANESE” MODEL OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION Hartono Language attitudes are the feelings people have about their own language or the languages of others (Crystal 1992). Attitudes are learned predispositions, and are not inherited. (Baker, 1988). Factors such as motivation, prestige, identity, and […]

Abstract for Teflin 2011

FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE AND GENDER EQUALITY IN ENGLISH SCHOOL BOOKS A Study of English Books for Senior High Schools Distributed in Central Java By Hartono (A Lecturer at English Education Department of Sultan Agung Islamic University) Fight against corruption, religious tolerance, and gender equality are among the important issues that need to be […]

ELITISME RSBI

Seorang ibu suatu hari menyampaikan kepada saya perihal sikap anaknya yang berubah setelah menjadi siswa di salah satu SMP RSBI.  Anak si Ibu ini menjauhkan diri dengan teman-teman di lingkungannya maupun teman dekatnya semasa masih belajar di sekolah dasar dengan mengatakan: “Sekarang mereka nggak level.”  Sebuah ungkapan yang menggambarkan  adanya ketidaksederajatan diantara mereka.

Is Providing Grammar Feedback in Students’ Writing Worth-doing?

Abstract There has been a long debate on the efficacy of grammar corrective feedback in students’ writing. The debate between those who claim that grammar corrective helps improving the accuracy of students grammar, especially in writing- with those who claim that corrective feedback doesn’t work, is harmful and therefore, must be abandoned.  The discussion is […]