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The Compatibility between Philosophy Basis of ‘English in Mind’ Textbook and Curriculum 2013

Ida Megawati, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa, Darmiyati Zuchdy, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
Voices of English Language Education Society , Volume 4, pp 163-176; doi:10.29408/veles.v4i2.2555

Abstract: A textbook should reflect a curriculum being applied. The compability of the philosophical foundation between the curriculum and textbook is needed to achieve the educational goals. This study aims to find the philosophical foundation of the English in Mind Students' Book and the compability of the philosophical foundation between the curriculum and the textbook. This study is an inferential content analysis. The object is the English in Mind Students' Book. The procedure is the data making; physical and referential units, sampling; six chapters, data recording, data reduction, and withdrawal of inference. This study used semantic validity and test-retest reliability. This study used analytic constructs as a reference for the meaning of data to be analyzed using conceptual domain analysis techniques. Based on data analysis, there are six philosophies namely philosophy of perennialism, progressivism, essentialism, existentialism, humanism, and social reconstruction in the English in Mind Students' book and in the curriculum 2013. It means that there is no difference in philosophical foundation between the curriculum 2013 and textbooks. Both of them also emphasize on critical thinking skills, problem solving, communication and collaboration, creative and innovative and character development for students.
Keywords: Textbook / philosophies / English in Mind / philosophical foundation between the curriculum

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