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THE STUDENTS MOTIVATION TO PREPARING THE NASIONAL EXAMINATION SMP Negeri


THE STUDENTS MOTIVATION TO PREPARING THE NASIONAL EXAMINATION
SMP Negeri
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
1.1.  Background of the Study
Education curriculum in Indonesia has been changed several times. On  this  year  of  2014,  the  curriculum  will  be  changed  with  an  integrative thematic  concept  applied  to  elementary,  junior  high,  high  school,  and vocational  school  called  by  Curriculum  2013.  In  November,  Indonesia’s deputy  minister  of  education,  Musliar  Kasim,  explained  that  changes  in  the Indonesian educational system curriculum was an absolute necessity because, “Right now many students don’t have character, tolerance for others, empathy for  others.”  The  need  for  augmentation  was  in  response  to  concerns  that students  were  becoming  overwhelmed  with  the  workload,  and  that  instances of  student  violence  were  increasing  as  a  consequence.  Government officials asserted that students needed to learn how to become better citizens and that it could only be achieved by instilling character and a greater sense of morality.
The role of English is so important that achievement of formal education is expected to be satisfactory. However the result of English Language Teaching (ELT for short) at Secondary School or Sekolah Lanjutan Tingkat Pertama (SLTP for short) is assumed to fail and the final examination marks of SLTP graduates show that the students are not successful in mastering English. We have to do something with it.
In order to find the the effectiveness as a result in learning junior high school the government make a last examination or National eaxamination. Mustajib (2013: 3) National Examination  (NE)  or  Ujian Nasional (UN) has been an integral part of teachers’ and students’ lives. At the end of school periods, three year students especially of junior high schools are ready to  take  it.  This practice has been going on since  1950. In Indonesia, English serves as a

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