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Reports - Descriptive
The Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) of Malaysia became an operating agency in January 1973 and became a division of the Malaysia Ministry of Education in May 1974. Its establishment was the culmination of over a decade of curriculum development efforts by the Ministry of Education. The CDC was an outgrowth of both the First and Second Malaysia Plans. The CDC is responsible for bringing Malaysian curricula up-to-date and ensuring that these curricula meet the changing needs of the Malayasian society. The major types of activities undertaken by the CDC include research, evaluation, development, testing, training, and extension services related to curriculum programs. Projects of the CDC include the special project for the improvement of science and mathematics teaching in the primary schools (Projek Khas); the secondary school science and mathematics project; the language unit and projects; the population education project; the social science studies project; the compensatory education project; the Pahang Tenggara Project; the prototype research and quality control unit; the evaluation unit; and the resource centre. The hisotry of two CDC projects, Projek Khas and the Lower Primary School component of the Compensatory Education Project, illustrate the activities and emphases typical of the pre- and post-1973 periods in the curriculum reform movement. (Author/JM)
Study prepared for the Asian Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID)
Curriculum Development Center of Malaysia; Malaysia
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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.