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Title: A Link Between Teachers' Beliefs and Classroom Practive on Using Storytelling to Teach English to Kindergarten Students
Authors: Sulistiawati, Estriani Hana
Keywords: teachers‘ beliefs;classroom practice;storytelling;teaching English
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS-UKSW
Abstract: In teaching English, it is important to explore the teacher‘s beliefs which underlie teachers‘ practice in classroom. As a consequence, the writer inquired about how the classroom practice reflects the teachers‘ beliefs on using storytelling to teach English to kindergarten students. The writer conducted a research based on the research question abouthow the classroom practice reflect the teachers‘ beliefs on using storytelling to teach English to kindergarten students. The aim of the study was investigating the relationship between the teachers‘ beliefs and their practices in using storytelling to teach English in kindergarten schools, Salatiga. The present study employed a qualitative method. The instrument of data collection was structured interview. The sample of the study consisted of 10 teachers from 2 different Kindergarten schools in Salatiga. The findings showed a) The classroom practice on using storytelling b) Storytelling is beneficial. This present study was conducted to make the teachers aware of the relationship between their classroom practice and their beliefs. Einardottir (2003) argues that raising teachers‘ awareness of their beliefs is an important aspect in curriculum development and teacher education (cited in Fleer, 2010)
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