Character education values in a commercial English textbook for vocational school

Somia Salsabila, Zaitun Qamariah


This qualitative research was conducted to identify the implementation of character education values in a commercial  English textbook entitled “Forward an English” For the Tenth Grade of Vocational High School. The 18 (eighteen) character education values observed in this reseach consist of religious behavior, honesty, tolerance, discipline, hard-working, creativity, independence, democracy, curiosity, patriotism, appreciation towards achievement, courteous/communicative ability, love peace, love reading, conservation, social care, logical thinking, and responsibility. This research identified sentences and texts as a source of data by using content analysis. The analysis indicated that 15 (fifteen) character education values are explicitly and implicitly reflected in the textbook.


character education; textbook; 2013 curriculum

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