The Development of Literary Appreciation Instrument in Building Students’ Character

Inderawati, Rita (2012) The Development of Literary Appreciation Instrument in Building Students’ Character. Sino-US English Teaching, 9 (2). pp. 937-945. ISSN 1539-8072

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    Reading literary works does not only function at entertaining, but also gives moral values to influence students’ behavior and to strengthen the establishment of character and personality. Literature is an important subject in learning and becomes a compulsory subject in several faculties. The problem posed in this inquiry is how to develop literary appreciation instrument to establish students’ character. Employing development research, this investigation implemented at the Teachers’ Training and Education Faculty of Sriwijaya University with 89 students as the respondents is aimed at producing a literary appreciation instrument arranged by collaborating reader response strategy, the theory of psycho-literature, Pavlov conditioning theory, and character building theory. The findings of this study are: A valid and effective instrument to build students’ character by reading and responding literary works in Personality Development course, the developed literary appreciation instrument is significantly effective to increase students’ literary appreciation which achieves very good category by the emerge of two up to three very good indicators through a test and the result from questionnaire indicates that 95.3% of the students can identify the values in the appreciation instrument when they replied the questions concerning with the story read, and the students’ perception toward the importance of appreciating literary works to establish their character is positively perceived (97%). If it is viewed from the strength of the instrument, it is recommended that literary appreciation be important to teach and to disseminate the appreciation instrument either at the level of language faculty or non-language students and all the levels of education.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: instrument development, literary appreciation, literature for all, literature across curriculum, character building
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education > English Language Education
    Depositing User: Sujianto Sujianto
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 06:47
    Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 06:48

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