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A Lesson from Indonesia: Implementing 2006 and 2013 English Curriculum

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Surya Fajar Cahyo Nuraeni

Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

*Corresponding author: Surya Fajar Cahyo Nuraeni, Master of TESOL (candidate)


It is widely assumed that there should be one curriculum in a country to set the standards guiding the teaching and learning process. In Indonesia, however, there are two national curricula implemented at the same time, namely Curriculum 2006 and Curriculum 2013. Given the lack of studies investigating this issue, this article presents a comparative study of these two curricula focusing on English subject in the senior high school context in Indonesia. It aims at examining the distinction between 2006 English Curriculum and 2013 English Curriculum implemented and their implications for English teaching and learning practice. It is found that these two curricula are distinctive in terms of the development, underlying principles, influential factors, both stated and unstated purposes, pedagogy, and assessment carried out. The discussion concludes with a presentation of the idea of the implementation of CORE pedagogy and authentic assessment to reform the education system as well as to address the most urgent educational issue.


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A Lesson from Indonesia: Implementing 2006 and 2013 English Curriculum

How to cite this paper: Nuraeni, S. F. C. (2018). A Lesson from Indonesia: Imple-menting 2006 and 2013 English Curriculum. The Educational Review, USA, 2(7), 386-396.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2018.07.003

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