Research Article

Indonesian Curriculum Issues: Teacher Implementation and Student Perception of K13 in ELT


  • Andi Asrifan Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidenreng Rappang, Indonesia
  • Anita Candra Dewi Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia


The 2013 Indonesian curriculum is contentious. The government mandated that all schools follow the 2013 curriculum in 2015, but in December 2014, the Ministry of Education altered the requirement to return to KTSP. Indonesia's frequent curriculum changes affect teaching and learning and education stockholders. This study examined the implementation of the 2013 curriculum in English teaching practice, the challenges teachers and students face, and students' perceptions of ELT practice related to the 2013 curriculum. This study uses descriptive qualitative research. English teachers and students at an Indonesian vocational school are the subjects of this study. The data was acquired through interviews, observations, and documentation. A semi-structured interview was conducted to assess English teachers' grasp of the 2013 implementation. English teacher's 2013 curriculum implementation was observed in the classroom. The researcher interviewed students about their views on ELT procedures and their challenges. Interview data was evaluated using Miles and Huberman's (1994) interactive model analysis. The teacher understood the Standard Process of the 2013 Curriculum teaching features well. Teachers use the 2013 curriculum's standard teaching process in the primary activities. Limited time for English was the biggest issue with teaching it under the 2013 curriculum. All students enjoyed English class; thus, they had a good view of ELT. Speaking was the biggest challenge for pupils learning English. The researcher assumed from the students' interviews that little English practice caused speaking difficulties.

Article information


Journal of Learning and Development Studies

Volume (Issue)

3 (3)





How to Cite

Andi Asrifan, & Anita Candra Dewi. (2023). Indonesian Curriculum Issues: Teacher Implementation and Student Perception of K13 in ELT. Journal of Learning and Development Studies, 3(3), 27–33.