Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| 2017-12-28T23:01:00+07:00 Amirul Mukminin Open Journal Systems <p><a title="IRJE" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/output_GyEdq9.gif" width="100%" height="auto"></a></p> <p>The <em>Indonesian Research Journal in Education (</em>IRJE) provides a vital forum for exchanging ideas in order to enrich the theory, policy, and practice of education in Indonesia and around the world. IRJE is a&nbsp;<strong>biannual</strong>, 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 We accept unpublished, high quality, and original research manuscripts in English, resulting primarily from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodology related to or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 education. IRJE is published 2 times per year by Jambi University, the Graduate School, Doctoral Program in Education. All research articles appearing in IRJE have undergone a thoroughly blind&nbsp; peer-review.</p> <p>Publishing in <strong>IRJE</strong> is free of charges.</p> Indonesian Research Journal in Education (IRJE) 2017-12-28T23:01:00+07:00 Lead Editor 2017-12-28T21:38:31+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Introduction of Research Articles in Applied Linguistics by Indonesian and English Academics 2017-12-27T19:02:43+07:00 UDI SAMANHUDI <p>This study was an exploratory study focusing on the textual analysis of the rhetorical structure of ten preliminary samples of research article introductions (five research article introductions for each) in the area of applied linguistics written by Indonesian and English academics. The analysis of ten research article introduction sections written by both Indonesian and English writers refers to the procedures as suggested by Dudley-Evans (1994). The results of analysis on rhetorical moves as suggested in the Create a Research Space (CARS) model proposed by Swales (1990) in the article journal introduction section of Indonesian and English writers. This study presented the results of analysis of the rhetorical structure as found in the ten Introduction sections of research articles written by Indonesian and English academics. In general, the results showed similarities in terms of Move structure in which all Moves (1, 2 and 3) are identified in the ten articles written by writers from the two different language backgrounds.</p> 2017-12-27T18:48:13+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Skimming and Scanning Techniques to Assist EFL Students in Understanding English Reading Texts 2017-12-27T19:02:42+07:00 QISMULLAH YUSUF YUNISRINA QISMULLAH YUSUF BURHANSYAH YUSUF ALFA NADYA <p>This research aimed to find out whether the skimming and scanning techniques (SST) can improve EFL students’ English reading comprehension in recount texts, especially on identifying the main ideas and detail information, in a senior high school in Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia. A number of 32 eleventh grade students participated in this study, and the one group pre-test and post-test design were used. Data collection was from a pre-test and a post-test. In analyzing the data, statistics was used. The results showed that the mean score of the pre-test was 45 and the post-test was 65, with 20 points of improvement. Furthermore, the result of t-test was 4.7, while the critical value of 0.05 significant level was 2.4, with the degree of freedom at 23. Since t-test&gt;t-score, thus SST improved the students’ reading comprehension in this study. Nevertheless, the paper further discusses some setbacks while implementing SST in the classroom.</p> 2017-12-27T18:43:17+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Model for Evaluation of Rural Schools in Developing Countries 2017-12-27T19:02:42+07:00 PEDRO SÁNCHEZ-ESCOBEDO LIZ HOLLINGWORTH <p>Rural schools in developing countries present a unique opportunity to understand the factors required to create a successful learning environment for students with a specific set of challenges. This paper proposes a developmental model for evaluating rural schools, constructed with data derived from evaluation and research projects carried out in Yucatan, Mexico.&nbsp; In short, the model assumes that rural schools should provide a comprehensive set of services and support for a socially vulnerable population.&nbsp; Thus, this is a developmental model of evaluation that considers the school as a holistic unit, including the quality and length of educational services, the social supports, the school infrastructure, and the availability of comprehensive services before evaluating learning and curriculum.&nbsp; Sustainability, a key element in the model, is examined through school infrastructure, constancy and overall provision of services, and the degree of students’ readiness to learn and opportunities offered. The model can place a school along a specific point along a continuum of a developmental process, providing clear directions and specific goals for school leaders to use to grow and advance the rural school toward a fully comprehensive center of learning and social change.</p> 2017-12-27T18:18:56+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Multilingualism, Teaching, and Learning Foreign Languages in Present-Day Hungary 2017-12-27T19:24:19+07:00 JUDITH NAVRACSICS CLAUDIA MOLNÁR <p>Hungary is a monolingual state in Central Eastern Europe, where the Hungarian language, as the official language, is spoken by the whole population, including persons belonging to national and linguistic minorities. On the territory of Hungary, in the course of history, there have always lived representatives of other cultures and speakers of other languages. Nevertheless, in terms of the ability of speaking more than one language, within the European Union, Hungary is left behind, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. In this paper we will highlight some of the facts and problems undermining real multilingualism in Hungary.</p> 2017-12-27T00:00:00+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##