A Content Analysis of “BRIGHT” an English Textbook for the Seventh Grade of Junior High School Students based on Scientific Approach of 2013 Curriculum

Tajudin Ali Said, Abdul Asib, Hasan Zainnuri


This research is aimed to: (1) analyze whether the scientific approach based on Curriculum 2013 has been applied in the “BRIGHT”, an English textbook for the seventh grade of junior high school students or not, (2) investigate to what extent the textbook of “BRIGHT” has applied the scientific approach based on 2013 curriculum. This research uses the descriptive qualitative method, which refers to content analysis or documentary analysis. The result of the research shows that (1) The textbook “BRIGHT”, an English textbook for the seventh grade of junior high school students has applied the scientific approach, and (2) The compatibility of scientific approach in the textbook is 74.9% activities support the scientific approach in Unit 4 and 25.1% activities do not support the scientific approach. In Unit 6, 70.6% activities support the scientific approach and 29.4% activities do not support the scientific approach. In Unit 7, 62.3% activities support the scientific approach and 37.7% activities do not support the scientific approach. Then, in Unit 12, 59.2% activities support the scientific approach and 40.8% activities do not support the scientific approach.


textbook, scientific approach, descriptive qualitative

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