Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pembentangan

Kertas Kerja..

Saya berdoa semoga usaha yang saya buat diberi pahala oleh Allah.

Pada12-14 Nov 2013 juga ada satu conference anjuran UIA juga berkenaan pendidikan, iaitu International Conference on Teacher Education in the Muslim World (ICTEM 2013) di Royale Bintang Hotel, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Oleh kerana saya merasakan pendidikan sekolah rendah di Malaysia sangat berbeza dengan Australia, dan juga saya merasakan ia tidak baik untuk kebajikan anak-anak, maka saya bekerjasama dengan dua orang kawan menyiapkan kertas kerja untuk dibentangkan dalam conference tersebut. 

Paper kami akan dibentangkan oleh Mohd Fauzi, ia bertajuk

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF MALAYSIAN PRIMARY STUDENTS: LEARNING FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM


Nurhidayah, Muhammad Hashim1

MohdFauzi Kamarudin2

CheNoraini Hashim3


 ABSTRACT
Numerous studies (see, for example Yanhong and Kaye (1998)) have explored international students' experiences on various aspects of education which explores the perspective of overseas students who have attended tertiary education in other counties. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of research exploring specifically the perspectives of Malaysian students who have had the experience attending overseas primary schools. The present study intends to address this gap in the literature. The main aim of this study is to explore the experiences and challenges faced by Malaysian children who have returned home after attending Australian primary schools. This study utilises the qualitative research approach using a case study research design. A self-developed semi structured interview was used to get the insight views of the respondents. This paper seeks to present the views, experiences and reflections of both parents and students with the objective of providing a useful description of the Australian school system, as well as constructing meaning towards issues and common themes of primary school education. Employing the Purposive Sampling method, 15 people were interviewed. They consisted of 8 Malaysian children who attended the Victorian primary schools, their parents (Malaysian postgraduate students) and selected two senior Australian teachers who taught them at respective schools in Australia. The result of the study reveals several important lessons useful for Malaysian educationists and policy makers to improve the Malaysian primary school education system. Among the emerging themes in this study are educational approaches and objectives, teachers’ pedagogy, class size, class activities and classroom organization. This paper ends with several suggestions in the context of implementing change for the improvement and advancement of the Malaysian education system.

Keywords: Educational research, primary education, school transition, school is fun.

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1 Associate Professor Dr, a lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
2 Lecturer at the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM),  mohdfauzi@utem.edu.my
3Associate Professor Dr,  Head of Research, Institute of Education (INSTED), IIUM, cnoraini@gmail.com