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Country overview

...Country Overview In 2010, some 5.14 million out of 5.8 million school-age-going children in Malaysia were enrolled in government and government-aided primary and secondary schools. Ministry of Education Malaysia (2010), “Malaysia...

Funding of Higher Education (Malaysia)

Chang Da Wan

Chang Da Wan is a senior lecturer at the National Higher Education Research Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Funding of higher education in Malaysia has predominantly been public. From the establishment of the first university after Malaya gained its independence, a large proportion of funding for public universities has been through budget...

Education and ‘Orang Asli’ in Malaysia: A Country Case Study

Hema Letchamanan

Hema Letchamanan is Researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Previously she was Education Consultant in Sadhana Visionary Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Firdaus Ramli

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Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction The Orang Asli (OA) are the indigenous minority peoples of Peninsular Malaysia, which means ‘original peoples’ or ‘first peoples’. There are at least 18 culturally and linguistically distinct ethnic groups...

Government, Policy, and the Role of the State in Youth (Malaysia)

Sheau Yean Aai

Sheau Yean Aai is a PhD candidate at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Key legislation In Malaysia, due to the overlap of the legal age range for children and youths, there are two categories of legislation applicable to youths in Malaysia. While youths are defined as those between the age of 13 and 21...

Making thinking audible and visible via cooperative learning

International Perspectives on Education

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Group activities are common in education. However, groups of students can sit together and even produce a group product without cooperating at a high level. Cooperation can be enhanced when students share their thinking with each other...

Transformative Islamic Education through a Transformative Pedagogy in Malaysia

Reforms in Islamic Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Background Reform of Islamic education has been ongoing since the period of contact with the West in the eighteenth century, when Muslims realized their physical, material and economic weaknesses in comparison with the dominant...

Historical Context of Higher Education (Malaysia)

Chang Da Wan

Chang Da Wan is a senior lecturer at the National Higher Education Research Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Brief chronology of higher education The establishment of the University of Malaya in Singapore in 1949, through merging the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College, marked the beginning of higher education in Malaysia...

Initial Teacher Education in Secondary Education (Malaysia)

Meng Yew Tee

Meng Yew Tee is a lecturer at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on initial teacher education Studies have found that preservice teachers doing their practicum as well as new teachers in Malaysian secondary schools lack the skills necessary to help their students learn effectively (Goh and Wong...

Trends in Higher Education (Malaysia)

Azirah Hashim

Azirah Hashim is executive director of the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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M. Miandy Munusamy

M. Miandy Munusamy is a PHD candidate at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Major recent transitions Grapragasem, Krishnan, and Mansor (2014) identified the major trends that have impacted Malaysian higher education as globalization, teaching and learning, governance, and a knowledge-based society. Since 2004...

Historical Context of Primary Education (Malaysia)

Meng Yew Tee

Meng Yew Tee is a lecturer at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Historical and conceptual evolution of primary education Malaysia has a population of more than 31 million people (as of 2016), with almost 2.8 million children enrolled in its primary schools (Ministry of Education Malaysia 2018). A broad...