Abstracts of Rita Kustari Koema

English for Disadvantaged Children

By Rita Koesma

The problem of the background for this study is the lack of interest in learning and lack of interest in reading in children who live in some areas in the city. The problem is caused by several conditions such as low awareness and urge parents to the importance of education for their children as well as the limitations of parents financially to support the education of their children.

Based on these conditions, this research program aims to: 1) get an overview of the empirical conditions in the management of improving learning and increased interest in reading English; 2) obtain a conceptual overview of problem-based learning model developed; 3) receive support from managers, tutors, learners and volunteers of problem based learning; 4) obtain a learning model effectiveness in improving the ability of learners to learn.

Concepts and theories referenced in this research include, among others learning concepts and learning models, as well as the concept of problem-based learning.The method used in this study is a research and development, combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. Research is located in study groups 'Rita Home Library', northern Bandung.

The results of the study provide an overview: 1) empirically managing learning and improving learning to read English is not optimal; 2) conceptual model of problem-based learning that developed the basis of the theoretical basis, juridical and empirical, including planning, implementation, and evaluation; 3) with the support of various stakeholders, including managers, tutors, learners and volunteers, problem based learning model can be implemented in line with expectations; 4) learning model developed after through implementation showed effective results in improving the ability of learners to improve their learning and reading English

Keyword interest in learning, problem-based learning, disadvantaged children
Topic Implication The Concept of Lifelong Learning in Informal, Formal, and Non-Formal Education