Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| <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;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 We accept unpublished, high quality, and original research manuscripts in English, resulting primarily from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodology related to or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 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> Jambi University, the Graduate School, Doctoral Program in Education en-US Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| 2580-5711 <p>After the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be required to sign a copyright transfer form. Copyright will be transferred to Jambi University, the Graduate School, Doctoral Program in Education, via e-mail. A copyright form will be sent to you via e-mail after the accepted manuscript has been submitted.</p> Difficulties and Correlation between Phenomenon and Reasoning Tier of Multiple-Choice Questions: A Survey Study <p>Two-tier multiple-choice (2TMC) has been introduced as an instrument to analyze a conceptual understanding at tier 1 and reasoning to the answer at tier 2. Even there are many studies on using the instrument; there is still relatively little attention on scoring method. Therefore, this study aimed to compare difficulties and to see if there is a correlation between responses at the phenomenon and reasoning tier. The instrument namely representational systems and chemical reaction diagnostic instrument (RSCRDI) containing 15 items were translated into Indonesian language and validity and reliability of the instrument were established. RSCRDI was tested with 185 pre-service chemistry teachers (19 males and 166 females). Their raw data were converted into logit, and it was found that the phenomenon tier was slightly more difficult. Based on Pearson correlation test, it is found that the phenomenon tier and reasoning tier were significantly correlated, r=.362, p-value &lt;0.001.</p> HILMAN QUDRATUDDARSI RENUKA V SATHASIVAM HUTKEMRI HUTKEMRI Copyright (c) 2019 Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| 2019-09-22 2019-09-22 250 265 10.22437/irje.v3i2.6970 Investigating the Contributing Factors to Teaching Anxiety during Teaching Practicum: A Case of Indonesian Pre-Service EFL Teachers <p>A body of literature has shown that teaching anxiety is one among other critical issues encountered by pre-service teachers when performing classroom teaching during a teaching practicum program. The current study attempted to examine the contributing factors to this anxiety among pre-service teachers performed the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) during their practicum in primary and secondary schools in Indonesia. To this end, 202 pre-service EFL teachers were asked to complete Teaching Anxiety Scale (TCHAS) questionnaire. Statistical analyses were performed to the collected quantitative data. Findings of the study revealed that there was statistical difference between male and female on the anxiety factor of&nbsp; ‘being unable to answer students’ question’ (F = 6.724, p &lt; .05) but not on other factors of ‘incompetent in classroom’ (F = 3.568, p&gt;.05), ‘dislike teaching’ (F = .001, p&gt;.05), ‘career uncertainty’ (F = 1.238, p&gt;.05), and ‘the negative attitude of the students’ (F = 3.713, p&gt;.05). Findings of the study also showed that teaching anxiety was experienced by pre-service EFL teachers teaching at primary school, lower secondary school and upper secondary school during the teaching practicum with similar level of anxiety.</p> DINDA PERMATASASRI HERRI MULYONO FERAWATI FERAWATI Copyright (c) 2019 Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| 2019-08-21 2019-08-21 236 249 10.22437/irje.v3i2.7422 Principals’ Perceptions on Admission Services in Kwara State Secondary Schools, Nigeria: A Phenomenology Approach <p>Admission service is an essential service that is needed for the implementation of school programmes and for students’ academic success in secondary schools. Therefore, this study investigated principals’ perceptions on admission services in secondary schools. The research design adopted for the study is phenomenology approach. The participants of the study consist of all principals in Kwara state secondary schools. Purposive and convenience sampling techniques were used to select 20 principals as participants needed for the study. Instrument titled “Interview Protocol on Admission Services IPAS” was used to elicit views on admission services from the participants. Findings of the study revealed that effective admission service had a link with students’ academic achievement in school. Specifically, it indicated that students who went through initial admission screening, such as entrance examination and oral interview performed excellently when given admission. Also, their views revealed that admission service was one of the fundamental services in school system and its importance cannot be underestimated. Finally, it was suggested that proper planning of admission process should be put in place to ensure good admission service exercise in the school system.</p> YUSUF SULEIMAN ZAHYAH HANAFI MUHAJIR THANSLIKAN Copyright (c) 2019 Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| 2019-08-20 2019-08-20 215 235 10.22437/irje.v3i2.6350 Indonesian Research Journal in Education (IRJE) Editor Editor Copyright (c) 2019 Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| 2019-06-17 2019-06-17 1 5 10.22437/irje.v3i1.6971 The Inclusive Education Program in Jambi: Voices from Insiders <p>This study was aimed at exploring the inclusive education programs developed by the government including inclusion-education curriculum, special mentor recruitment, and infrastructure facilities in the schools. The study used a qualitative method with a case-study tradition.&nbsp; The data were collected through interviews with 8 informants, 5 classroom observations, and documents at one elementary school. The interview data were analyzed using within-case and cross-case analyses among informants. The observational data were recorded and presented in accordance with the themes of the interview results and document data were used as the comparison. The results revealed that there were no new student admission preparation, and lack of government attention on infrastructure. The presentation of the data also included the challenges faced in implementing inclusive education. Suggestions and implications for schools in the implementation of inclusive education and the government are discussed.</p> ROSMIATI ROSMIATI ABDOEL GHAFAR TABRONI TABRONI ADITYA RAHMAN Copyright (c) 2019 Indonesian Research Journal in Education |IRJE| 2019-06-17 2019-06-17 199 208 10.22437/irje.v3i1.6962