The Development of an Introduction to Elementary Education Textbook
Utari, Faula A.
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This development research aimed to produce an Introduction to Elementary Education textbook for the purpose of teaching students majoring in elementary teacher education. Subjects participating in the study consisted of lecturers and freshman students of elementary teacher education of Sriwijaya University. The procedures development research consisted of planning, design, and development. Methods used to obtain the required data consisted of interview, observation, student enthusiasm questionnaires, and test of learning outcomes. Qualitative data were analyzed orderly according to the stages of development and enthusiasm and learning outcome data were analyzed by counting mean score and its standard deviation. Results of development stages showed that the textbook met the validity criteria based on reviewer evaluation and fulfilled practicality criteria based on pilot test. Gaining total mean score M =84,98 and SD=4,33 for learning outcomes and total mean score M=4,11 and SD=0,33 for enthusiasm aspects, the research indicated that the developed textbook fulfilled the required criteria.