Tag: education system
Ministers are always tied with a leash, and in a democracy, the stones and pebbles are always with the people.
A parent relates an incident at his son's school during the Islamic Studies class.
Training programmes for teachers should include a comparative education element which allows for an understanding of geographical differences and variances between urban and rural populations, among others.
Rote learning, an emphasis on conventional academic subjects and a lack of grounding in basic literacy and numeracy all contribute to students' disinterest in school.
They say they also have to deal with administrative duties which have nothing to do with teaching or learning.
Ex-student laments how current teachers compare to gifted old-school educators.
Maszlee Malik says his ministry wants to create a 'fun and positive learning environment' for students.
Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang says all government schools in Sarawak are under the purview of the federal government.
The education minister sets three key objectives for the basis of improvements in schools and universities.
This is the only way forward for a multiracial and multi-religious Malaysia, to ensure that students grow up to appreciate differences and be more tolerant of each other.
Tan Ai Mei says schools must move away from a textbook-based system of learning in order to foster critical thinking skills among students.
Malaysia talks a lot about following the Finnish and Japanese education models, but there are still no concrete measures or results to be seen.
The prime minister says the best way to combat graft is to instil in children the belief that corruption is a crime.
A parent shares her anguish after discovering new terminology that schoolchildren are forced to memorise.
Prominent businessman and educationist say there are more pressing matters at hand than the colour of school socks.
While many are equipped with hard skills gained from their studies, they may lack soft skills such as language and communication.
The problem is that the Federal Constitution is basically dysfunctional for educational reform in an increasingly diverse Malaysian society.
The plans below may not work in their entirety but they represent the first act of a long discourse that will hopefully result in a more complete undertaking.
The new council appointees must overhaul the education system, not concern themselves with superficial issues like lightening schoolbags and changing the colour of school shoes.
Switzerland-based research group IMD says Malaysia is the only economy in the region to register an improvement of two positions.
Education consultant Tan Ai Mei says the prime minister needs feedback from teachers and parents, not just academics, to improve education in the nation.
Columnist points to success of Singapore, says division is fostered along ethnic lines in current education system.
Writer says nostalgia for a return to English-medium schools like in the 50s and 60s is misguided as the competency, dedication and discipline was different then.
It is time Malaysians think critically and act on what is good for their children as our education system needs solutions, not the same old arguments.
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