Teachers’ Perceptions toward the Implementation of School-Based Curriculum (SBC) in Indonesia
As the government of Indonesia has decided to implement School-Based Curriculum (SBC), some issues on readiness of the schools and teachers have gradually emerged. The curriculum demands the teachers to be independent in teaching, including developing their own syllabus, and it has become an ordeal to those teachers who are not ready. This small qualitative study was to find out (1) teachers’ perception toward the implementation of the SBC and (2) their problems in implementing the SBC and their actions on fixing the identified problems. The subjects were two English teachers from different schools in Lampung. The research instrument was a set of interview questions. It was found that the teachers were positive toward the SBC implementation regarding understanding of the SBC, syllabus organization, demands on teachers’ creativity and innovation, and problems encountered by teachers. The obtained data revealed the teachers turning to group discussion and peer teaching.