THE PARADIGM SHIFT: THE UNDERGRADUATES‟ MOTIVE IN ENTERING GRADUATE ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROGRAM

Lastika Ary Prihandoko, Yuanovita Prihatianti Fitria

Abstract


The oversupply condition of people hold bachelor degree leads to the paradigm shift. Central Bureau of Statistics Republic of Indonesia (BPS) claims that 787.000 remain jobless in 2016. They may choose working at informal sector, starting their business startup, finding appropriate job for them, and taking graduate program. Taking post-graduate program is the paradigm shift since undergraduates usually tend to work (except for them who want to be lecturer). The education field is also affected by this paradigm shift. For them who are lucky, theyhave opportunity to work as a teacher. Some of them may work in the fields that do not need teaching background such as marketing or sales. The rests insist taking post-graduate program with various expectation. This research will attempt to analyze the motives rise between undergraduates who tend to be graduate program students, especially English Teaching Department towards the motives originate. Qualitative approach in the frame of descriptive study will be employed here. The population is English education graduate program students. 50 students are taken to be the samples, 20 new-entry students and 30 undergoing students. Questionnaires are employed as the instruments to collect the data. The result of this study shows that the teachers‘ identity are influenced by metaphors for teaching; cultural influences; experiences of being a learner; initial hopes for and future aspirations of a teaching career; teacher education experiences. Moreover, the researchers notice that economic factor also influence the teachers‘ identity. The study suggest further investigation of teachers‘ identity related to the age or gender within the Indonesian context.

Keywords


paradigm shift, English education department, undergraduates‘ motive

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15294/utns.v0i0.566

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