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Joseph Jeyaraj, Joanna; Harland, Tony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study explores whether critical pedagogy is viable for meeting the goals of the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2015-2025. The MEB has a particular focus on societal improvement and the authors suggest that critical pedagogy should be considered as a way of teaching as it specifically aligns with the aims of government policy. However,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lim, Jia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores some of the complexities involved in the act of localizing English literature as a school subject. Informed by Goodson and Marsh's stages of subject development, I explore the ways in which post-16 English literature was localized in Malaysia from an introduced and mythologized subject entitled "English" to its…
Descriptors: English Literature, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Kin, Tai Mei; Abdull Kareem, Omar – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The study aimed to examine the levels and patterns of Principal Change Leadership Competencies (PCLC) in Malaysian High-Performing Secondary Schools (HPSS) and Mediocre-Performing Secondary Schools (MPSS). Data were collected from school principals, senior assistants, and teachers in HPSS and MPSS. A total of 1,010 respondents completed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Instructional Effectiveness, Principals
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Park, Joo-Ho; Ham, Seung-Hwan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This study examines teacher collaboration across three Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Malaysia, and South Korea), focusing on the possibility that principal-teacher perceptual disagreement regarding principal instructional leadership performance may impede progress toward a school organizational condition conducive to collaborative teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Joo, Mabel Tan Hwee; Muniandy, Vasu; Perera, Corinne Jaqueline; Harris, Alma – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This article outlines the findings from a contemporary study of principals' leadership practices in Malaysia as part of the 7 System Leadership Study. Recent policy developments within Malaysia have increased principals' accountability and have underlined the importance of the role of the principals in transforming school performance and student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Samuel, Moses; Khan, Mahmud Hasan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This article provides an analysis of two colonial reports, the Barnes and the Fenn-Wu Reports on education in the British colony of Malaya. The popular stance on the Barnes and the Fenn-Wu Reports is that one is an effect or reply to the other. We argue on the contrary that the two reports construct a common argument on nation-building which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Nationalism, Ethnic Diversity
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Bagheri, Afsaneh; Lope Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah; Krauss, Steven Eric – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Developments in entrepreneurial leadership as a distinct area of both research and practice raised many questions about the personal competencies of entrepreneurial leaders that enable them to successfully lead entrepreneurial endeavours. Although identifying entrepreneurs' specific capabilities has been one of the main focuses of entrepreneurship…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Tamam, Ezhar; Idris, Fazilah; Tien, Wendy Yee Mei; Ahmad, Mona Alkauthar – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
In this study, the authors examine the influence of interracial interaction expectation and campus racial climate perception on attitudes toward interracial interaction which, in turn, influences the levels of interracial interaction among students at a multicultural university in Malaysia. Interaction across race is fundamental to students'…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Racial Relations, Racial Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Jelani, Juliana; Tan, Andrew K. G. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In this exploratory study, the censored Tobit model is applied on primary data collected amongst parents of primary school students in Penang, Malaysia to examine the determinants of participation and expenditures on private tuition (PT). Results of the marginal effects indicate that socio-demographic characteristics--ethnicity, household income,…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Marital Status, Low Income, Parent Attitudes
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Gabarre, Cecile; Gabarre, Serge – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
Informal discussions with final-year undergraduates majoring in French as a foreign language in a Malaysian public university revealed that they lacked confidence in their language proficiency. We believed that they needed some form of recognition and therefore developed a model of online peer-tutoring. In this study, nine final-year learners were…
Descriptors: Criteria, Tutors, Peer Teaching, Language Proficiency
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Tan, Yao Sua – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
As a consequence of the democratization of secondary education in Malaysia beginning in the 1990s, many students who do not have academic credentials are allowed to progress to upper secondary education. This study examines the attitudes of these students towards two important aspects of schooling--namely, learning and examinations, as well as…
Descriptors: Credentials, Secondary School Students, Tests, Academic Aspiration
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Karami, Roya; Ismail, Maimunah; Sail, Rahim Md. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This article examines the relationship between gender identity and career aspirations of a group of Iranian international postgraduate students studying at a Malaysian public university. This study uses the Farmer's Achievement Motivation Theory and Astin's Sociopsychological Model of Career Choice as theoretical framework. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Career Choice, Sexual Identity, English (Second Language)
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Saat, Rohaida Mohd.; Othman, Juliana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This study explores the perceptions and challenges of Malaysian pre-service teachers teaching science in a second language. A qualitative case study method was used with multiple sources of data to provide insights into the challenges that a group of pre-service teachers faced during their teaching practicum. The pre-service teachers had to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language)
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Price, Anne – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Increasing the cultural and linguistic diversity of the teaching workforce in Australia was a key recommendation of the House of Representatives Standing Committee Inquiry into Teacher Education in their report, "Top of the Class" (written by L. Hartsuyker). The report reflects findings from national and international research that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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Ahmad, Zauwiyah; Simun, Maimun; Mohammad, Junaini – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
Academic dishonesty is believed to have predictive ability for subsequent behaviours in the workplace. This study adds to the literature by investigating Malaysian business students' attitudes to academic dishonesty and their attitudes to ethics issues in business. This study also explores the association between these two constructs. The form of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Tests, Ethics, Business Education
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