TEACHERS’ STRATEGIES IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO VISUALLYIMPAIRED STUDENTS IN SLB PROF. DR. SRI SOEDEWI MASCJUN

Habibi, Akhmad and Jamila, Asih TEACHERS’ STRATEGIES IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO VISUALLYIMPAIRED STUDENTS IN SLB PROF. DR. SRI SOEDEWI MASCJUN. In: The 1st Sriwijaya University Learning and Education International Conference (SULE-IC) 2014, 16-18 May 2014, Palembang.

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    Abstract

    This research was qualitative with case study approach. The purposes of this study were to identify the strategies used by teachers, to describe how the teachers implement those strategies, and to describe problems faced by teachers in teaching English to visually-impaired students in SLB Prof. Dr. Sri Soedewi Mascjun Sofwan, SH., MH. The participants of this research were two English teachers. This research focused on the teachers who taught English for visually-impaired students. The data for this study were collected through demographic questionnaire, observation, and in-dept interview with English teachers. The demographic data and the data from the observation sheet were analyzed descriptively. The interview data were analyzed by using within case and cross case displays; and analysis within case is the way in analyzing individual data from the participants and cross case is the way in cross checking all of individual data from the participants to get the common things. Related to research questions, there were three major themes and fourteen sub themes: strategies in teaching English to visually-impaired students, the implementation of those strategies, and teachers’ problems in teaching English to visually-impaired students. The subthemes were vocabulary and language development, guided interaction, metacognition and authentic assessment, explicit instruction, meaning based context and universal themes and using media, dictation, drilling, class-discussion, and role-play, lack of the Braille text book, lack of teachers ability in understanding Braille symbols, lack of students ability in spelling and incidental reading, and time limitation. Suggestions for further research are also given. Key words: teachers’ strategies in teaching English, visually-impaired students, case study

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education
    Depositing User: Dr, M.A. Hartono Hartono
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 07:42
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:42
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/6759

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