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ERIC Number: ED369286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Towards ESP Programmes in Technical and Vocational Institutions in Malaysia.
Shukor, Haji; And Others
This paper examines the nature of vocational, technical, and polytechnic education in Malaysia, the extent to which English for special purposes (ESP) programs are incorporated into such education, and the need for ESP program reform. In 1992, Malaysia possessed 70 vocational and 9 technical secondary schools, all of which offered some form of ESP instruction in their curriculum. Until recently, ESP instruction was considered a relatively unimportant part of the curriculum. Rapid industrialization and development have created the need for improvement of the English language skills of technical workers, necessitating a reform of the ESP curriculum in vocational and technical schools. Similar needs are also evident at the polytechnic level. Proposed curriculum changes, educational strategies, teacher education issues, governmental policies, and future prospects are examined. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia