Ta’dib: Journal of Islamic Education (Jurnal Pendidikan Islam) 2019-04-26T09:02:16+00:00 Lenny Marzulina Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;">provides a vital forum for exchanging ideas in order to enrich the theory, policy, and practices of Islamic education in Indonesia and around the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ta’dib: Journal of Islamic Education</strong> is a&nbsp;biannual, open access, peer-reviewed, and international e-journal, published in Indonesia. We accept unpublished, high quality, and original research manuscripts in English, resulting primarily from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodology related to or associated with Islamic education. These issues include, but not limited to,&nbsp;practices, policies, and research in Islamic education from early childhood education to higher education&nbsp;which cover the areas of &nbsp;instruction, learning, teaching, curriculum development, educational policy, language education and policy, bilingual education, multicultural education, art education, teacher education, educational technology, educational developments, educational psychology, and international education in&nbsp;<em>Indonesia and other parts of the world.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Ta'dib 2018-12-30T14:37:35+00:00 Editor In Chief <p>Journal of Islamic Education: Full_Vol 23_No_2_December_2018</p> 2018-12-30T14:37:35+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Academic Supervision of Madrasah Supervisors in Improving Professional Competencies of Teachers 2018-12-06T01:52:23+00:00 SYAMSUL HUDA MOHAMAD MUSPAWI <p>Academic supervision is important to improve teacher’s competency. This study aimed at revealing how thep academic supervision for <em>M</em><em>adrasah</em> supervisor was implemented to improve the professional competence of religion teachers at MTS N 8 Bungo, Jambi. This study also explained some factors which affected the process of implementation, barriers and efforts in conducting that academic supervision. This study used qualitative method with a case study approach. The subjects of the research were <em>M</em><em>adrasah</em> supervisors, <em>M</em><em>adrasah</em> headmasters, and the teachers. The results of the study showed that the performance of <em>M</em><em>adrasah</em> supervisors at MTS N 8 Bungo, Jambi was not optimal. It can be seen from the fact that the process of the supervision had not been conducted based on laws. As the result, the teachers’ professionalism had not been improved yet.</p> 2018-12-06T01:52:23+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Students’ Performance in the Indonesian National Examination and Career Choice among the First Year Students in Non-Religious Affiliated Universities 2018-12-07T02:36:37+00:00 SUCI FITRIANI FLORANTE P IBARRA <p>This research study investigated the role of the four components of the Indonesian National Examination to students’ career choice. Around 310 respondents participated in the study using their overall scores in the National Examination. Anchored in Holland’s (1997) RIASEC Theory, a quantitative method was employed to gather data using a research instrument tool. Analysis of data included descriptive statistics and Spearman’s product moment correlation using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 20. Findings of the study revealed that there was significant difference in the national examination between high and low performing students and their career choice and there was a significant relationship between socio-demographic profile, four components of Indonesian National Examination and Indonesian students’ career choice. Results mostly suggest that students with high scores in the National examination tend to choose numeric courses in academics.</p> 2018-12-07T02:36:37+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Improving Speaking Skill of Islamic Senior High School Students in Palembang by Using Readers’ Theatre 2018-12-07T03:44:58+00:00 LUSI AMYAN <p>The purpose of this study was to look at the improvement on the eleventh grade students’ speaking skill who were taught by using Readers’ Theatre strategy at one of Islamic Senior High School in Palembang. Quasi-experimental design with a non equivalent pretest-posttest design was used in this study. By using purposive sampling, the eleventh grade students at one Islamic Senior High School in Palembang consisting of 114 students were selected to be 50 students. They were classified into 2 groups (control and experimental groups). Each class consisted of 25 students. The speaking test used as the only intrument in this study were administred twice as pre-test and posttest. In analyzing the data, paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test in SPSS 21 were used. From the calculation of paired sample t-test, it was found that the p-output was 0.000. Then, from the result of independent sample t-test, the p-output was 0.000. Since the p-outputs were lower than 0.05, it could be concluded that teaching speaking skill by using Readers’ Theatre strategy had a significant improvement and significant difference on the students’ speaking skill. It means that readers’ theatre strategy was effective in improving students’ speaking skill at one Islamic Senior High School in Palembang.</p> 2018-12-07T03:16:28+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Students’ English Proficiency: The Case of One Madrasah in Jambi City 2018-12-07T03:38:17+00:00 HILMA SURYANI SHYNTA AMALIA <p>This present study aimed to find out the senior high school students’ English proficiency. The study employed descriptive quantitative design. It took place at Madrasah Aliyah Labor Kota Jambi. There were 104 students of Madrasah Aliyah Labor purposefully selected in the study. The data were collected through English proficiency test for basic users namely Key English Test (KET). Descriptive statistics was employed to analyze the data. The result of this study revealed that four students (3.8%) were categorized as beginners (level A1) while the rest (96.2%) were not included in the entry level of Common European of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as their scores were lower than those of the beginner level. Moreover, based on the result of reading and writing test in KET analyzed by using the criteria used at school, the students scored low in both sessions.</p> 2018-12-07T03:38:17+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Looking at the Link between Thinking Styles and Academic Achievement: The Case of One State Islamic University in Palembang 2018-12-26T05:57:00+00:00 EKA SRI WARSITI <p>The aims of this study were (1) to find out whether or not there was a significant correlation between each type of thinking styles and students’ academic achievement, (2) to identify if thinking styles significantly contributed to students’ academic achievement, and (3) to find out type of thinking styles becoming the best predictor for the academic achievement of one State Islamic University in Palembang. In this study, 460 EFL students of one State Islamic University in the academic year of 2016-2017 became the population of this study. 88 students were taken as samples by using purposive sampling method. The method used in this study was a correlational study. The data were obtained by using a ready-made questionnaire and documentation. Pearson Product Moment correlation coefficient and regression analysis of SPSS version 21.0 were used to analyze the obtained data. The results of the two analyses showed that (1) out of 13 types of thinking styles, only 9 types of thinking had positive and significant correlation to the students’ academic achievement; (2) those 9 types of thinking styles contributed to the students’ academic achievement with 48.8% contribution; and (3) hierarchical thinking style was the best predictor and contributed to the students’ academic achievement with 29.8% contribution.</p> 2018-12-26T05:57:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Women's Leadership Styles: Indonesian Context 2018-12-26T06:05:29+00:00 K.A RAHMAN FIRMAN FIRMAN YUSDI ANDRA SAMSUDIN SAMSUDIN YULITA YULITA <p>This study aimed to explore and describe the leadership styles of a female principal in one state senior high school in Indonesia, as well as how the perceptions of the school members about her leadership style. This study used qualitative method with a case study approach. The participants were six people, including the principal, vice principal (student affairs), vice principal (curriculum), head of administration, student council president and security guard. Interview data were analyzed using "within a case and cross-case analysis" between participants. The results showed that the leadership style of the female principal included masculine, feminine, transactional, and transformational leadership styles. The findings indicate that all of the styles can be applied simultaneously in accordance with the needs and conditions in the school. Furthermore, the school members support her leadership with appropriate managerial and leadership processes, which can provide motivation and encouragement to teachers in carrying out teaching and learning activities. The implementation, based on the social capacity of the principal's performance is quite good and is very much felt by the creation of a good organizational climate. School members argue that there is no significant difference between female and male leadership in managerial terms, with the criteria of the principal as a leader having a visionary ability, having the ability to see possibilities and opportunities in the future and be open to changing times.</p> 2018-12-26T06:05:29+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Effect of Couched Peer Feedback through Face to Face and Facebook Interaction toward Students’ Writing Ability and Engagement 2019-04-26T08:54:38+00:00 ANNISA ASTRID LENNY MARZULINA <p>The purpose of this study was to find out how the implementation of couched peer feedback writing technique through direct interaction in the class and Facebook instruction influenced students’ writing ability and how they engaged in learning activities viewed from student’ level of writing anxiety. The research was conducted at two paragraph writing classes at one State Islamic University in Palembang. Mixed method data collection was used in this study. The quantitative data were collected by using Likert-scale questionnaire used to measure students’ level of writing anxiety and paragraph writing test. Meanwhile, the qualitative data were gained by using observation and interview. Students’ paragraph writing test scores were analyzed by using Two Way Anova statistical analysis. Then, observation and interview data were transcribed and coded. The findings showed that first, the difference feedback writing techniques had different effects on students' writing ability. Next, differences in students' anxiety levels in writing also had different effects on their writing performance. Then, there was no interaction between the application of feedback writing techniques, the level of writing anxiety and writing performance. Finally, students had varying engagement to the learning process in terms of behavioral, affective and cognitive aspects.</p> 2019-06-24T20:28:51+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Readiness of EFL Teachers in Implementing the 2013 National Curriculum 2019-04-26T09:02:16+00:00 PUSPA YANTI DAMRIS MUHAMMAD HADIYANTO HADIYANTO <p>This research aimed to examine the readiness of English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in implementing the 2013 National English Curriculum (NEC13) in Jambi city, Sumatera, Indonesia. This research used a questionnaire as a research instrument to collect data. 111 close-ended questionnaires were distributed to public junior high school EFL teachers in Jambi city. Of 111 questionnaires, 83 EFL teachers completed and returned the questionnaires. Descriptive statistics was employed to analyze the data descriptively by using SPSS 20 for Windows. The overall results of the data analysis showed that the readiness of EFL teachers in Jambi city was at the high level. It meant that the EFL teachers in Jambi city were ready to implement the NEC13 properly, in line with the national education standard. The finding of this research shed light on policy makers and leaders’ understanding of EFL teachers’ readiness to implement the NEC13 properly.</p> 2019-06-24T20:28:51+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##